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
Nevada's 7500 untested rape kits will be processed thanks to $5.6M grant NBC 3 News Craig Fiegener September 10, 2015
Millions Earmarked to Clear 'Disturbing' Rape Kit Backlog NBC News Kate Snow, Rich McHugh, Tracy Connor September 10, 2015
DOJ gives $41M to help end rape kit backlog MSNBC The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart September 10, 2015
Memphis receiving nearly $4M for rape kit tests Commercial Appeal Michael Collins, Ryan Poe September 10, 2015
Metro Police receive grants to clear backlog of rape kits Las Vegas Sun Megan Messerly September 10, 2015
New DNA evidence links teen in West Acres shopping mall assault, kidnapping attempt to unsolved 2013 Grand Forks Herald Emily Welker September 10, 2015
Joe Biden Announces Millions Of Dollars To Be Assigned To Clear Massive Rape Kit Backlog Buzzfeed News Mary Ann Georgantopoulos September 10, 2015
10 Brilliant Dallas Women: Sergeant Amy Mills Is Testing All The Backlogged Rape Kits Dallas Observer Jennifer Davis-Lamm September 10, 2015
State police, Flint to get money for sex assault kit testing Upper Michigan's Source Associated Press September 10, 2015
Wisconsin DOJ awarded $4M to help solve problem of untested 'rape kits' Samara Kalk Derby September 10, 2015
White House Gives Millions To Clear Rape Kit Backlog, Up To 70,000 Forgotten Kits Will Now Be Tested Inquistr Nathan Francis September 10, 2015
White House, NYC prosecutor pledge $79M to test rape kits Mashable Associated Press September 10, 2015
Millions Assigned To Clear Rape Kit Backlog MSN September 10, 2015
Authorities Invest $80 Million in Ending the Rape Kit Backlog Eliza Gray September 10, 2015
1,400 Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits to be Tested in Tennessee WGNS Radio September 10, 2015
Amid US backlogs, Mass. keeps up with rape kit testing Boston Globe Catherine Cloutier and Todd Wallack September 10, 2015
New York City Prosecutor Using Millions Taken From Banks for Rape-Kit Testing New York Times James C. McKinley Jr. September 10, 2015
Millions Earmarked to Clear Massive Rape Kit Backlog Yahoo! Health Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy September 10, 2015
Bureau of Justice Assistance Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Bureau of Justice Assistance U.S. Department of Justice September 10, 2015
District Attorney Vance Awards $38 Million In Grants To Help 32 Jurisdictions in 20 States Test Backlogged Rape Kits New York County District Attorney's Office Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. September 10, 2015
State reports dramatic decrease in backlog of unanalyzed rape test kits Samantha Allen September 10, 2015
Vice President Biden Heads to New York City Thursday To Focus on Economy, Sexual Assault Cases ABC 7 Eyewitness News September 10, 2015
Florida's top lawyer wants quicker processing of rape kits, backlog numbers in the thousands Chron Tamara Lush September 9, 2015
Rape kits left untested The Ledger Clifford Parody September 9, 2015
'Thousands' of rape kits untested in Florida, Pam Bondi says Orlando Sentinel Tiffany Walden September 9, 2015


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