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
U.S. court restores $18 million award to man freed in NYC rape case Yahoo News Jonathan Stempel February 26, 2015
Joe Biden announces federal funding to end rape kit backlog Yahoo News Caitlin Dickson March 16, 2015
Illinois' Rape Kit Laws Aid Victims' Healing Yahoo! News Piper Lynch October 11, 2010
Detroit team methodically pores over rape kits Associated Press Corey Williams February 26, 2012
Legislation Extends Statute of Limitations on Testing Rape Evidence WSIU August 6, 2015
Florida State Attorney Candidate Calls For Funding To Test Rape Kits WJCT Mary McIntyre July 27, 2015
Senator Seeks Faster DNA Analysis in Sexual Assaults WGCU News Service of Florida October 27, 2015
State Finishes Final Assessment of Florida's Untested Rape Kit Backlog: 13,000 WFSU Sascha Cordner January 4, 2016
FDLE: Florida So Far On Track To Take Care Of Untested Rape Kit Backlog WFSU Sascha Cordner January 11, 2017
Could Florida Be Joining Other States In Looking Into Untested Rape Kits? WFSU Sascha Cordner June 8, 2015
1 in 10 backlogged Ga. rape kits yield DNA matches, now what? WABE News Lisa Hagen August 24, 2016
Politically Speaking: Consultant Brittany Burke on Jefferson City culture and 'victim shaming' St. Louis Public Radio Jo Mannies & Jason Rosenbaum September 8, 2015
Criminal Justice Council Receives Award to Address Untested Rape Kits September 22, 2015
Man guilty of 26 year-old rape and kidnapping in Andover The Newbury Current The Newbury Current Staff May 19, 2014
Lawmakers Target Rape Kit Backlog The Nevada Sagebrush Jacob Solis April 18, 2017
Two Federal Grants Will Process Connecticut's Backlog Of Sexual Assault Kits New England Public Radio Ray Hardman December 18, 2017
Toledo man indicted after rape kit of minor matches DNA: BCI NBC 24 Christopher Burns January 28, 2016
Tennessee Reduces Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits, Sets New Rules For Police Nashville Public Radio Tony Gonzalez December 18, 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
Joyful Heart Foundation Releases New Data on Rape Kit Backlogs in Five U.S. Cities My Social Good News Api Podder May 20, 2015
WA rape kit bill symbolic, needs context MY Northwest Jason Rantz May 15, 2015
How strip clubs could aid Washington's rape kit dilemma MY Northwest Eric Mandel January 19, 2016
Here's how many untested rape kits are still left in Nevada News 4 Ben Margiott March 28, 2017
Nevada attorney general expects to receive first results from rape kit backlog News 4 Scott Magruder May 31, 2016


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