The Backlog

Media 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) Post Datesort ascending
Ohio leads in reducing rape kit backlog Herald Dispatch June 4, 2015
Police chief, D.A. in dispute over untested S.F. rape kits SF Chronicle Emily Green and Heather Knight June 4, 2015
DA loses $2M in grant funds for rape kit backlog when SFPD won't sign on SF Examiner Jonah Owen Lamb June 4, 2015
Valley looks to 'gold standard' for assault exams Renton Reporter Dean Radford June 4, 2015
Rape Kit Backlog Draws Attention of Illinois Lawmakers WSILTV Matthew Searcy, Randy Livingston June 4, 2015
Untested rape kits to be investigated after CBS46 probe CBS 46 Adam Harding June 4, 2015
San Francisco District Attorney, Police Chief at Odds Over Untested Rape Kits NBC Bay Area Mark Matthews June 4, 2015
More Money Approved for Rape Kit Backlog Memphis Flyer Toby Sells June 3, 2015
More Money Approved for Rape Kit Backlog Commercial Appeal Michael Collins June 3, 2015
Man convicted Tuesday in girl's rape from 26 years ago KRQE News 13 Chelo Rivera June 3, 2015
26 years later, man convicted in girl's rape Albuquerque Journal Scott Sandlin June 3, 2015
Rape-test kits backlogged across country; Jacksonville addresses the issue Jacksonville.com Derek Gilliam June 3, 2015
Rape kit tests try to bring justice, stop new crimes Detroit Free Press Rochelle Riley June 2, 2015
Florida Police Dumped Rape Kits In Storage For Almost a Decade Without Testing Them Mint Press News S. Wooten June 2, 2015
It's a Match: Rape kits revisited Reason.com Elizabeth Nolan Brown June 2, 2015
Unclaimed casino winnings will pay for rape kit testing in Louisiana with new legislation Gambit Alex Woodward June 2, 2015
Cohen Secures $4 Million Help Eliminate Rape Kit Backlog in House Appropriations Bill Congressman Steve Cohen Congressman Steve Cohen June 2, 2015
Old Rape Kits and 4 Brave Women Bring Rapist to Justice ABC News Sharon Cohen June 1, 2015
Identifying rapist through DNA testing of old kits can bring victims pain, gain Columbus Dispatch Sharon Cohen June 1, 2015
Rape kits - Rapists who have been under the radar will finally be unmasked Benchmark Reporter David Findley June 1, 2015
3 Investigates: Destruction of rape kits under review following Channel 3 investigation WRCBTV Beth Burger June 1, 2015
Thousands May End In Jail As Law Enforcers Process Rape Kit Test Results International Business Times Vittorio Hernandez June 1, 2015
Will new focus on rape kit tests put thousands behind bars? Associated Press Sharon Cohen May 31, 2015
York County man faces 29 to 58 years behind bars for kidnapping, rape of 7 year old Penn Live Steve Marroni May 31, 2015
Sexual Assault Kits Bring Back Hope For Justice Lighthouse News Daily Lonnie Davidson May 31, 2015

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