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.

Titlesort ascending Source Author(s) Post Date
Unfounded rape case review finds none viable for prosecution Fox Baltimore Associated Press February 8, 2017
Unearthing problems can help solve them The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Shawn McIntosh December 31, 2016
Understanding the case: Memphis' backlogged rape kits WMC Action News 5 September 18, 2014
Uncovering Indiana's rape kit backlog NWI Times Lauren Cross April 14, 2017
Unclaimed casino winnings will pay for rape kit testing in Louisiana with new legislation Gambit Alex Woodward June 2, 2015
UMass rape trial: Certified sexual assault nurse examiner walks jury through process of gathering evidence Mass Live Fred Contrada August 27, 2015
UM student who alleged gang-rape accuses county attorney of blaming victim Missoulian Kathryn Haake May 3, 2015
UCSB Rape Victim Files Lawsuit Against UC Regents in 2014 Attack Noozhawk Lara Cooper January 26, 2016
U.S. to spend $80 million on solving rape kit backlog Women in the World New York Times September 14, 2015
U.S. Senate Committee Approves $41 Million for Rape Kit Reform My Social Good News Api Podder June 12, 2015
U.S. House of Representatives Approves $45 Million for Rape Kit Reform My Social Good News Api Podder June 4, 2015
U.S. court restores $18 million award to man freed in NYC rape case Yahoo News Jonathan Stempel February 26, 2015
Two serial rapists indicted for attacks on seven women WKYC WKYC Staff August 13, 2015
Two Real Women Super Heroes Help Lock Up 200 Sex Offenders The Stir Jenny Erikson May 28, 2015
Two more serial rapists convicted as a result of rape kit testing NewsNet5 ABC Ron Regan December 22, 2014
Two men plead not guilty in 32-year-old Greeley rape case Greeley Tribune Tommy Simmons September 23, 2016
Two hospitals partner to restore local access to sexual assault exams News Tribune Brittany Hilderbrand May 29, 2017
Two dozen DNA matches found in first 150 rape kits tested under new law The Denver Channel Keli Rabon and Sandra Barry July 17, 2014
Two Cleveland men wanted by Cuyahoga County Sheriff on rape charges Cleveland.com Patrick Cooley March 10, 2015
Two California congresswomen are behind the new Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights The Los Angeles Times Sarah D. Wire September 8, 2016
Two bills filed in Legislature to deal with rape-kit backlog in Florida Orlando Weekly Erin Sullivan September 17, 2015
Two acquitted, one sentenced in separate local rape cases The Commercial Appeal Katie Fretland December 15, 2016
Two 'brutal serial rapists' already in prison indicted in attacks on seven women FOX 8 Cleveland Darcie Loreno August 13, 2015
Twin Falls police to 'begin by believing' rape victims Magicvalley.com Nathan Brown June 6, 2017
Turning point reached in rape kit backlog The Richmond Register Register Staff Report February 9, 2017

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