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 Sourcesort ascending Author(s) Post Date
Advocates Praise Senate Bill on Sexual Assault Victims' Rights The New York Times Emmarie Huetteman May 24, 2016
Report details reasons behind untested rape kits Minnesota Daily Tiffany Lukk November 25, 2015
Director leaving Montana State Crime Lab; AG to appoint replacement Missoulian Jayme Fraser July 23, 2017
Bozeman man convicted of sexual assault seeks new trial September 14, 2015
Missoulian Editorial: Updating Montana's rape laws Missoulian Missoulian Editorial Board January 8, 2017
Missoulian Editorial: Montana needs way of tracking rape kits The Missoulian November 18, 2015
UM student who alleged gang-rape accuses county attorney of blaming victim Missoulian Kathryn Haake May 3, 2015
Missoula legislators, state leaders celebrate reforms of state rape laws Missoulian Jayme Fraser July 10, 2017
Charges: Man Linked To 2003 St. Paul Sex Assault, Burglary Through DNA CBS Minnesota January 21, 2016
State Senate Wants Count Of Untested Rape Kits Statewide CBS Minnesota April 14, 2015
African American 490 Challenge raising money to test rape kits Michigan Chronicle Kim Trent November 17, 2015
Wayne County partners with UPS to track Detroit rape kits Michigan Radio Sarah Cwik June 8, 2015
Special prosecutors to tackle untested rape kits in 3 new counties Michigan Radio Kate Wells September 30, 2016
Schuette wants to know how many backlogged rape kits there are in Michigan Michigan Radio Rebecca Kruth September 25, 2015
Livingston agency offers services for sexual assault victims Michigan Radio Michigan Radio Newsroom September 4, 2015
Detroit's backlogged rape kits: Now there aren't enough investigators to handle all the cases Michigan Radio Kate Wells October 6, 2015
Detroit rape kit testing model could help other cities Michigan Radio Rebecca Kruth April 7, 2015
Bill mandates deadlines for rape kit testing Michigan Public Radio Virginia Gordan April 24, 2014
$4 million to help Wayne County deal with backlog in testing rape kits Michigan Radio Rick Pluta June 4, 2013
New State Budget Has $3 Million For Prosecutions Linked To Rape Kits Michigan News Juanski June 16, 2014
11 Ways to Solve Rape Better than Nail Polish Mic Elizabeth Plank August 28, 2014
How These Detroit Women Took on a Rape Kit Testing Backlog Julie Zellinger November 9, 2015
Fayetteville North Carolina Police Throw Out 333 Rape Kits to Make Room for Other Evidence Natasha Noman September 22, 2015
Free rape kits eliminate medical bill, retraumatization Miami Student Carleigh Turner August 28, 2015
Man Charged In 2006 Gang Rape Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison CBS Miami Joan Murray June 12, 2017


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