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
Sheriff: DNA Match Links Convicted Sex Offender to 2008 Rape Case WHO TV January 18, 2016
Denim Day Detroit Returns to End Rape Kit Backlog PR.com April 1, 2015
Delays in DNA The Blade August 17, 2014
Grant To Help Reduce Backlog of Assault Kits WILX.com September 11, 2015
Memphis Gets Big Grant for Rape Kit Testing NYSE Post September 11, 2015
Negron Question FDLE On Backlog Of Rape Kits CBS Miami January 13, 2016
Missoulian Editorial: Montana needs way of tracking rape kits The Missoulian November 18, 2015
LabCorps' link to solving Backlog in crime testing The Times News October 3, 2015
Man gets 5 years for 2006 sexual assault of 13-year-old girl in Ford Heights FOX 32 Chicago December 10, 2015
Grayson County Looks to Add Rape Kit Testing KTEN July 10, 2014
Rape victim speaks out in hopes of finding attacker WSBTV June 22, 2015
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police reveal new funding for rape kits WSCOTV September 11, 2015
Fixing rape kit backlog in FL to cost at least $9M MS News Now January 5, 2016
Authorities Work to Send Completed Rape Kits to State Crime Lab Arkansas Matters September 23, 2015
New DNA Standards Could Lead To Thousands of Texas Retrials CBS DFW October 6, 2015
Serial rapist Michael Irby sentenced for 12th rape WKYC-TV November 24, 2014
9 investigates backlog of rape cases in Volusia County WFTV 9 January 5, 2017
Rape kit results rushed by DOJ lab Sonoma West Times & News January 6, 2016
Proposed bill could help speed up Florida rape investigations ABC 7 My Suncoast September 18, 2015
State audit report of unprocessed sexual assault kits expected The Times May 5, 2016
Survivors Unite to Lift the Veil on the Rape Kit Backlog RAINN October 28, 2014
Cohen - Championed Rape Kit Backlog Reduction Grants Now Available Congressman Steve Cohen March 10, 2015
Sabrina Morrison: Police Negligence Allowed Man To Rape Mentally Disabled Niece For Years Inquistr April 11, 2015
DeWine releases August sexual assault kit testing initiative update The Pike County Daily August 5, 2014
Congress OKs bill to cut backlog of untested rape kits Al Jazeera September 19, 2014

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