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) Post Datesort ascending
Montana Received A Grant and New Guidelines to Process Rape Kits More Effectively ABC Fox Montana Kaitlin Miller October 12, 2017
Police Refuse to Test 4-Year-Old's Sexual Assault Kit Indy Star Marisa Kwiatkowski October 12, 2017
Thousands Awaiting Justice Are Closer to Day in Court WPSD Local 6 Blake Stevens October 12, 2017
AG Herring to Host Conference as Part of Project to Eliminate Backlog of Untested Rape Kits 8News Danielle Guichard October 12, 2017
California Law Enforcement Agencies Will Have to Count and Preserve All of Their Untested Rape Kits Los Angeles Times Jazmine Ulloa October 12, 2017
Community Newsletter: Racine County’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Announced The Journal Times Samantha Sustachek October 12, 2017
Albuquerque to Test Huge Rape Kit Backlog Public News Service October 10, 2017
As Crime Lab Cases Climb, Montana Aims to Make Sex Assault Evidence Kits More Efficient Montana Standard Holly K. Michels October 10, 2017
Rape-Kit Testing Aided by Fed Grant Chinook Observer Natalie St. John October 10, 2017
Suspect Arrested in Nearly 20-Year-Old Rape Case NBC2 David Hodges October 10, 2017
Federal Grant Helps Montana Continue Work of Testing Sexual Assault Kits Public News Service October 9, 2017
Grant for Clearing Backlog of Rape Kit Testing Could Help Cases in Yakima County Yakima Herald October 9, 2017
City Attorney Challenges SDPD on Rape Kit Testing Voices of San Diego Kelly Davis October 9, 2017
Washington State Gets $3M to Ease Backlog of 6,000 Untested Rape Kits Seattle Times Sara Jean Green October 7, 2017
Federal Dollars Help Clear Untested Rape Kits News Long Island Andrea Sears October 6, 2017
DNA Links Serial Rapist to 2003 Akron Attack, Authorities Say Akron Beacon Journal Stephanie Warsmith October 6, 2017
New Sexual Assault Kit Tracker Would Let Victims "Be Their Own Best Advocate" WMUK Cheyna Roth October 5, 2017
Opinion: Gov. Brown, It’s Time for You to Help Rape Victims East Bay Times Jennifer Li October 5, 2017
13,000 Rape Kits Tested as Part of Special Initiative Circleville Herald October 5, 2017
Wayne County Receiving $1.5 Million from Government to Test Rape Kits WXYZ Detroit October 5, 2017
State Makes Progress on Backlog of Untested Sex Assault Kits KHON2 KHON2 Web Staff October 5, 2017
$2 Million Federal Grant to Help Cleveland Police Test Older Rape Kits, Support Victims Rachel Dissell October 5, 2017
AG Says More Rape Kits Being Submitted for Testing Star Advertiser October 5, 2017
Madison Democrats Demand Audit Of Rape Kit Backlog WXPR Tim Morrissey October 4, 2017
Wintrow: Keep The Momentum Going Magic Valley Drew Nash October 4, 2017


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