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
Crowdfunders Say Solving Rape Cases Is Good for Business Next City Anna Clark March 26, 2015
New York Lawmakers Vote For Funding Needed To Clear State’s Rape Kit Backlog CBS New York December 5, 2016
White House, Manhattan DA Pledge $79M To Clear Rape Kit Backlog CBS New York September 10, 2015
Congress Poised To Dedicate $41 Million To Help End Backlog Of Rape Kits CBS New York Peter Haskell December 11, 2014
Montana State Crime Lab Says Over 1,600 Rape Kits Remain Untested NBC Montana July 18, 2015
Montana Receives $2 Million Grant to Test 1,400 Rape Kits News Talk KGVO Jon King September 29, 2016
Backlog of 1,140 Montana Rape Kits Sent Out For DNA Testing KGVO Jon King July 10, 2017
More Oklahoma Agencies Respond to Audit of Untested Rape Kits NewsOK Darla Slipke April 13, 2018
Oklahoma Senate advances bill to audit untested DNA kits NewsOK Dale Denwalt March 7, 2017
From Oregon to Oklahoma, advocate pushes for rape victim rights News OK Dale Denwalt February 13, 2017
Man pleads guilty to sex assault after DNA proves he fathered teen's baby News Item Rob Wheary September 5, 2015
Bradley County DA to create cold case task force News Channel 9 James Torrez December 19, 2016
Gov. Rauner signs bill to cut down on rape kit backlog ABC News Channel 20 WICS News Team August 13, 2016
Despite millions spent to fix the problem, rape kit backlog still exists News 4 San Antonio Stacey Cameron November 18, 2014
Rape Kit Backlog Tests May Lead Investigators to Sex Offenders 3 News Las Vegas Christy Wilcox January 19, 2018
Nevada's backlogged rape kits yield 44 hits so far KSNV News3 Las Vegas John Treanor July 20, 2016
Eight arrests made from latest rape kit backlog tests KSNV News3LV Christy Wilcox December 17, 2016
Decades-Old Unsolved Sex Crimes Uncovered by Rape Kits 3News Las Vegas Faith Jessie April 13, 2018
U.S. court restores $18 million award to man freed in NYC rape case Yahoo News Jonathan Stempel February 26, 2015
Joe Biden announces federal funding to end rape kit backlog Yahoo News Caitlin Dickson March 16, 2015
Illinois' Rape Kit Laws Aid Victims' Healing Yahoo! News Piper Lynch October 11, 2010
Detroit team methodically pores over rape kits Associated Press Corey Williams February 26, 2012
Legislation Extends Statute of Limitations on Testing Rape Evidence WSIU August 6, 2015
Florida State Attorney Candidate Calls For Funding To Test Rape Kits WJCT Mary McIntyre July 27, 2015
Senator Seeks Faster DNA Analysis in Sexual Assaults WGCU News Service of Florida October 27, 2015


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