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
Lack of compassion for rape victims is startling Sun Sentinel October 16, 2015
Sex offender accused in 2011 rape facing new charges in another rape this year KATU July 1, 2017
Rape kit testing continuing WTAM 1100 May 21, 2015
Work continues to test Detroit rape kits found in 2009 Chron July 17, 2015
Nearly $50M in Grants to Support Victim Groups, Rape Kit Testing NBC29.com November 17, 2015
Ogden police make arrest in 7-year-old rape case Good 4 Utah June 24, 2015
Rape kit results tie man to second rape case FOX 13 Memphis January 28, 2016
Oregon Sexual Assault Examiner (SAE)/ Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Certification Commission Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner December 31, 2012
Minnesota inmate linked to 7-year-old Platteville sexual assault case Telegraph-Herald September 22, 2016
Federal money to help with untested rape kits Financial News & Daily Record September 11, 2015
New Law Prompts Rape Kit Review NWA Homepage September 24, 2015
Fundraising campaign aims to get remaining Detroit rape kits tested Click On Detroit October 6, 2015
Rape suspect free for 11 years, despite victim naming her attacker WMAC Action News 5 June 11, 2015
Editorial: All rape kits should be tested Greenville Online July 21, 2015
Thumb up: Bill would speed testing of rape kits in Florida EndTheBacklog January 28, 2016
State Police Announce Specialized Unit for Rape Kit Processing Michigan.gov April 19, 2012
Lawmakers approve $1 million to continue testing backlogged rape kits Nevada Appeal December 16, 2012
DeWine releases sexual assault kit testing update Times Leader Online September 5, 2015
Working to eradicate backlog of rape kits awaiting tests NewsWorks May 5, 2016
Akron General starting Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program Crain's Cleveland Business October 29, 2015
New Mexico faces backlog of untested rape kits Al Jazeera America December 1, 2015
Serial Rapist Gets Life WTAM 1100 June 30, 2015
DNA Linked Suspect to Avon Running Trail Sex Assault Case: Cops NBC Connecticut August 3, 2015
Governor Ducey Signs Bill To Achieve Justice For Sexual Assault Victims Prescott eNews March 22, 2017
Editorial: A rape kit calamity SavannahNow February 21, 2017

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