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
Justice Department Honors MSU Scholar For Changing National Response To Rape MSU Today April 21, 2015
Kasich Praised For Signing Statute of Limitations For Rape Kit Testing WTAM 1100 July 17, 2015
500 Rape Kits Result in 1300 DNA "Hits" in Florida ABC7 WWSB December 28, 2017
Florida addresses untested rape kits with new law WINK News October 28, 2016
Man sentenced to 100 years in 1985 Charlotte rape WCNC June 23, 2017
Wayne County Offers $1M To Fund Investigators For Rape Kit Backlog CBS Detroit November 3, 2015
DNA of federal inmate connected to 2006 Lincoln rape Journal Star December 10, 2015
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
Moses Clark: Cleveland serial rapist gets life in prison after Sexual Assault Kits land DNA evidence News Net 5 June 30, 2015
Letter: All Rape Kits Should Be Tested The Ledger July 21, 2015
Editorial: Florida crime labs need more funding Herald-Tribune November 20, 2015
Dallas Police Start To Tackle Backlog Of More Than 4,000 Rape Kits Justice News Flash August 7, 2015
Editorial: Support Bondi's quest to resolve rape cases The Ledger September 16, 2015
Police get new lead in 25-year-old murder WTVA August 21, 2015
More must be done to help victims of rape Courier-Post July 3, 2014
Police: DNA links man to 2 Baltimore rapes WBALTV October 6, 2015
Rape kit testing helps indict former MPD officer in a 2000 rape WMC Action News 5 September 9, 2014
Thunder Bay hospital to upgrade sexual assault victim services CBCB News December 11, 2014
DNA links 13-year-old boy to second rape of a young girl WWLTV July 22, 2015
DNA Found in Midland Helps Identify Rape Suspect in Charlotte Your Basin July 17, 2017
Neuman to introduce bill to improve rape kit testing Observer-Reporter December 20, 2016
New law allows donations to fund rape kits The Taos News April 22, 2017
Alaska crime lab cutting down backlog of rape kits The Daily Progress February 3, 2017
$79 million to end rape kit backlog FOX News September 12, 2015


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