The Backlog

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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
Senate Set to Approve Rape Kit Backlog Funds Ms. Magazine June 18, 2014
LabCorps' link to solving Backlog in crime testing The Times News October 3, 2015
Disturbing new evidence of backlog of untested rape kits CBS News May 19, 2015
New $1 million facility opened by Memphis police will provide storage for rape evidence Daily Journal December 26, 2015
PATH center and program at Akron General hospital helps victims of sexual assault, domestic violence News Net 5 October 29, 2015
DNA of Alleged Suspect Reportedly Matches Rape of 69-Year-Old Woman CBS 58 January 25, 2016
Denim Day Detroit Returns to End Rape Kit Backlog PR.com April 1, 2015
Report finds SMC should keep public updated on rape kit testing The San Francisco Examiner July 13, 2016
DNA Leads To Arrest In Dallas Sexual Assault Case CBS DFW July 31, 2015
Delays in DNA The Blade August 17, 2014
CMPD disputes national group's claim of untested rape kit numbers WSCOTV May 20, 2015
Localities respond to rape kit testing protocols ABC 13 News Now July 15, 2015
Negron Question FDLE On Backlog Of Rape Kits CBS Miami January 13, 2016
Grant To Help Reduce Backlog of Assault Kits WILX.com September 11, 2015
Editorial: Push for money to test 'rape kits' a hopeful sign Palm Beach Post September 26, 2015
Grayson County Looks to Add Rape Kit Testing KTEN July 10, 2014
Costa Mesa Police Identify At-Large Suspect In 1997 Cold Case Rape/Murder CBS Los Angeles February 23, 2017
Thousands of Ohio rape kits tested for DNA matches WFMJ May 9, 2015
Serial rapist Michael Irby sentenced for 12th rape WKYC-TV November 24, 2014
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (Ohio Edition) WKYC July 16, 2015
Fixing rape kit backlog in FL to cost at least $9M MS News Now January 5, 2016
More than 1,100 rape kits untested in central Florida WFTV.com November 4, 2015
New Science-Based Brochure Provides Practical Guidance for Notifying Victims of Sex Assault After their Kit is Tested PR Newswire January 18, 2016
Officials to discuss reducing untested rape kit backlog Times Union December 11, 2015
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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