The Backlog

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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
Gov. Malloy Signs Law Improving Processing of Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases Governor Dannel P. Malloy July 22, 2015
Senate panel backs quicker testing of sexual assault kits The Herald Tribune Dylan Pryor January 25, 2016
Negron calls for quicker review of untested sexual assault kits Herald Tribune Dylan Pryor January 13, 2016
The long, strange trip of Georgia’s rape kit bill AJC.com Greg Bluestein April 26, 2016
Democrats continue to accuse GOP of a 'war on women' CNN Politics Rebecca Steward May 7, 2012
Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office Praised For Clearing Untested Rape Kit Backlog CBS Pittsburgh Bob Allen September 20, 2016
Backlogged The Pitt News Nikita Karulkar February 23, 2017
More than 100 previously untested rape kits from Chesapeake will be sent to lab The Virginian-Pilot Robyn Sidersky May 31, 2017
Police: Arrest Made In Connection With Sexual Assault in Germantown CBS Philly Rahel Solomon September 14, 2015
Florida Police Claim They’ve Cracked a 25-Year-Old Cold Case Murder and Sexual Assault People Chris Harris January 23, 2016
State to process portion of backlogged rape kits Peninsula Clarion Megan Pacer October 6, 2016
Wisconsin’s Untested Rape Kits: Only 9 Cleared Under $4M Grant Milwaukee Patch Beth Dalbey February 3, 2017
Cranston Man Sentenced to Serve 25 Years for Rape Patch.com Mark Schieldrop April 24, 2015
Ohio Attorney General Issues Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update for August Cleveland Patch Rick Uldricks August 9, 2016
DNA Testing for Nearly 5,000 Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Kits Now Completed Cleveland Patch Chris Mosby November 16, 2016
Michigan Gets $7.5 Million Grant to Test Kits, Go Ater Serial Rapists Rochester Hills Patch Beth Dalbey September 11, 2015
Worthy to Speak on 'Enough SAID' Progress at Giving Hope Event Plymouth-Canton Patch Beth Dalbey October 2, 2015
Giving Hope Women's Circle Raises $4K for 'Enough SAID' Plymouth-Canton Patch Beth Dalbey October 14, 2015
Cobb Police Have Hundreds of Untested Rape Kits: Report East Cobb Patch Justin Ove May 13, 2015
Avon Sexual Assault Suspect's DNA Compared in Simsbury Homicide Investigation Simsbury Patch Erin Quinlan July 8, 2015
Kidnapping and Rape Victim, 13, Describes Harrowing Ordeal Sherman Oaks Patch Paige Austin August 13, 2015
Attacker Linked by DNA to 2 Rapes in 2001 Gets 9 Years in Prison Pacifica Patch Alexander Nguyen October 8, 2015
Rep. Syms leads charge to close gap of untested rape kits statewide Paradise Valley Independent Terrance Thornton January 27, 2017
Oregon Sexual Assault Examiner (SAE)/ Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Certification Commission Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner December 31, 2012
Should Florida lawmakers give more money to reducing the state's backlog of sexual assault kits? Palm Beach Post Opinion Staff September 26, 2015

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