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 Sourcesort ascending Author(s) Post Date
Unique Program Delivers Emergency Care Person to Native Victims of Sexual Assault Wyoming Public Radio Melodie Edwards August 28, 2015
Madison Democrats Demand Audit Of Rape Kit Backlog WXPR Tim Morrissey October 4, 2017
Hank investigates: shocking backlog in DNA testing of rape kits WHDH NBC Hank Phillippi Ryan June 10, 2013
Cornyn bill to fight nation-wide rape kit backlog passes Congress Your Houston News March 2, 2013
Cornyn pushes Justice Department to fully implement SAFER Act, help reduce rape kit backlog The Katy Rancher June 28, 2015
Cornyn issues statement on Administration's announcement of additional resources to fight Rape Kit backlog The Observer Community Reports September 12, 2015
DNA Found in Midland Helps Identify Rape Suspect in Charlotte Your Basin July 17, 2017
Thousands of untested sexual assault kits in Virginia to be tested Your 4 State Michella Drapac September 15, 2015
Long slog ahead to get through Washington state’s 6,000 untested rape kits Yakima Herald Molly Rosbach October 9, 2016
Old rape kits: Scientists try to strike DNA match Yakima Herald Republic Monica Hesse June 20, 2014
Washington State Patrol warns of backlog of rape kits Yakima Herald Donald W. Meyers December 31, 2015
Grant for Clearing Backlog of Rape Kit Testing Could Help Cases in Yakima County Yakima Herald October 9, 2017
Michigan AG asks counties for number of untested rape kits WZZM 13 Associated Press September 25, 2015
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (Michigan Edition) WZZM Lee VanAmeyde July 16, 2015
Michigan getting $7M for efforts including rape kit testing WZZM 13 Associated Press October 7, 2015
Sheriff calls Upstate hospital's response to sex assault case 'absolutely unbelievable' WYFF 4 Stephanie Towers July 17, 2017
Woman's Attorney Says GHS Employees Compromised Sexual Assault Kit WYFF 4 Joe Ripley December 15, 2017
Wayne County Receiving $1.5 Million from Government to Test Rape Kits WXYZ Detroit October 5, 2017
Wayne County getting share of federal grants to address untested rape kit backlog WXYZ Detroit September 10, 2015
Kym Worthy gets Detroit Crime Commission grant to hire investigators for untested rape kit cases WXYZ Detroit Heather Catallo July 9, 2015
Detroit man charged in 2008 cold case rape after testing rape kit WXYZ Detroit October 8, 2015
Detroit's Most Wanted: Llamar Venson wanted for raping woman WXYZ Ann Marie LaFlamme May 19, 2017
Man continued pattern of sex crimes as thousands of Detroit rape kits went untested WXYZ (ABC7) Heather Catallo October 31, 2014
Worthy and UPS team up to track rape kits like online packages with new pilot program in Detroit WXYZ (ABC7) Heather Catallo November 4, 2014
Donations for rape kit investigations coming in, but more money still needed WXYZ (ABC7) Heather Catallo February 11, 2015


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