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 Source Author(s)sort ascending Post Date
Testing rape kits offers solid results Chattanooga Times Free Press September 7, 2014
Rape-kit analysis reveals suspect in unsolved Provo case Herald Extra September 3, 2015
Virginia receives $1.4 million to test sexual assault evidence kits Progress Index September 11, 2015
Florida addresses untested rape kits with new law WINK News October 28, 2016
Justice Department Honors MSU Scholar For Changing National Response To Rape MSU Today April 21, 2015
Michigan agencies to get money for rape kit testing FOX 2 News September 11, 2015
Bill Introduced in the Senate to Allow Rapid DNA Testing to be Performed by Law Enforcement Officials Business Wire December 3, 2015
Port Huron man convicted of two rapes in Detroit The Times Herald June 3, 2017
Just our questions about untested rape kits already prompting change USA Today July 16, 2015
Ohio prosecutor to announce 500th indictment from rape kits Hometown Stations June 29, 2016
Working through a backlog of sexual assaults cases in New Orleans The Times-Picayune January 6, 2011
Moses Clark: Cleveland serial rapist gets life in prison after Sexual Assault Kits land DNA evidence News Net 5 June 30, 2015
Neuman to introduce bill to improve rape kit testing Observer-Reporter December 20, 2016
'Rape kit' evidence brought down 'Ether Man' Albuquerque Journal November 15, 2015
Alaska crime lab cutting down backlog of rape kits The Daily Progress February 3, 2017
City Leaders Unveil New Rape Kit Storage Facility Local Memphis December 9, 2015
New website designed to support sex assault victims, keep tabs on kit testing KHON 2 June 23, 2017
Cornyn bill to fight nation-wide rape kit backlog passes Congress Your Houston News March 2, 2013
Thunder Bay hospital to upgrade sexual assault victim services CBCB News December 11, 2014
Prosecutor: 10,000 untested Detroit rape kits now processed Click On Detroit September 2, 2015
Nevada to Get $5.6M to Clear Backlog of Untested Rape Kits KOLO 8 News September 11, 2015
Proposed tax on Wash. strip clubs would fund testing of rape kits KIRO 7 January 19, 2016
Editorial: Florida crime labs need more funding Herald-Tribune November 20, 2015
Rape kit reporting bill fails in State Senate CBS SF Bay Area August 12, 2016
Letter: All Rape Kits Should Be Tested The Ledger July 21, 2015


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