The Backlog

News Archive

In this section, you can find an archive of information about the rape kit backlog, including news from across the country, investigative reports that have uncovered backlogs, op-eds from journalists and reformers, legislation and policy reports, government publications and more. Browse by date or by category below.

Title Source Author(s)sort descending Post Date
DNA Leads To Arrest In Dallas Sexual Assault Case CBS DFW July 31, 2015
Memphis Gets Big Grant for Rape Kit Testing NYSE Post September 11, 2015
LabCorps' link to solving Backlog in crime testing The Times News October 3, 2015
Senate committee approves rape case prosecution extension WLWT June 24, 2015
Delays in DNA The Blade August 17, 2014
Denim Day Detroit Returns to End Rape Kit Backlog April 1, 2015
McCabe named to sexual assault forensic task force Daily Sun Times October 22, 2015
New $1 million facility opened by Memphis police will provide storage for rape evidence Daily Journal December 26, 2015
Localities respond to rape kit testing protocols ABC 13 News Now July 15, 2015
Report finds SMC should keep public updated on rape kit testing The San Francisco Examiner July 13, 2016
Disturbing new evidence of backlog of untested rape kits CBS News May 19, 2015
Grayson County Looks to Add Rape Kit Testing KTEN July 10, 2014
Grant To Help Reduce Backlog of Assault Kits September 11, 2015
2,156 untested sexual assault kits processed as state works to clear backlog WKMG March 21, 2017
DNA of Alleged Suspect Reportedly Matches Rape of 69-Year-Old Woman CBS 58 January 25, 2016
Rape survivors fight back against injustice of rape kit backlog W*USA 9 October 17, 2014
Bill Would Allow Rape Victims To Keep Their Names Out Of Police Reports CBS Denver February 10, 2015
Representative Jones’ Rape Kit Testing Proposal Now on Governor’s Desk Valley Patriot April 4, 2018
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (Ohio Edition) WKYC July 16, 2015
Proposed bill could help speed up Florida rape investigations ABC 7 My Suncoast September 18, 2015
Survivors Unite to Lift the Veil on the Rape Kit Backlog RAINN October 28, 2014
Tackling Albuquerque's Rape Kit Backlog NBC Left Field February 27, 2018
Porta-Potty Worker Charged in Sexual Assault of Woman on Avon Trail NBC Connecticut July 7, 2015
Fixing rape kit backlog in FL to cost at least $9M MS News Now January 5, 2016
Eliminating the Rape Kit Backlog: A Roundtable to Explore a Victim-Centered Approach Office on Violence Against Women May 10, 2010


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