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.

Titlesort descending Source Author(s) Post Date
Testing Detroit's Backlogged Rape Kits Has Already Identified 188 Serial Rapists Ms. Magazine February 13, 2015
Testing every Utah rape kit is progress. But it needs to be fully funded Standard-Examiner Standard-Examiner Editorial Board March 12, 2017
Testing for backlogged rape kits in Virginia hasn't started yet WSLS 10 Ananda Rochita October 15, 2015
Testing Justice: Addressing Tucson's untested rape kits Tucson News Now Som Lisaius November 12, 2015
Testing of backlogged rape evidence leads to hundreds of convictions Fairfield Citizen Rachel Lovell and Daniel J. Flannery November 13, 2016
Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Leads to 7 DNA Matches in Richmond WRIC Kerri O'Brien March 1, 2018
Testing of rape kit varies by agency SC Times David Unze July 16, 2015
Testing old rape kits leads to first indictment in Louisville Courier-Journal Matthew Glowicki July 24, 2017
Testing on rape kit from 2003 leads to arrest in Winter Haven sexual assault case The News Chief Clifford Parody November 9, 2016
Testing Rape Kit Backlog Just the First Step KUNR Carrie Kaufman, Michelle Bliss, KNPR September 21, 2015
Testing Rape Kit Backlogs Saves Millions Of Dollars Vocativ Tracy Clark-Flory September 7, 2016
Testing rape kits a priority as is bill News-Press Lizbeth Benacquisto January 22, 2016
Testing rape kits in Florida will take years News-Press Melissa Montoya January 5, 2016
Testing rape kits offers solid results Chattanooga Times Free Press September 7, 2014
Testing rape kits will make Detroit safer Detroit Free Press Andy Arena, Carolyn Cassin and Kym Worthy January 9, 2015
Testing the backlog of sexual assault kits will get criminals off streets Sun Sentinel Pam Bondi September 10, 2015
Testing unprocessed sexual assault kits remains a top priority Sun Sentinel Pam Bondi January 8, 2016
Testing Utah's shelved rape kits is paying off as new leads emerge Salt Lake Tribune Robert Gehrke August 10, 2015
Tests of rape kits could have halted future attacks Houston Chronicle Katherine Driessen and Mike Morris March 7, 2015
Texas becomes first in nation to implement comprehensive rape kit reform The Orange Leader June 10, 2017
Texas drivers could soon help end the backlog of untested rape kits The Dallas Morning News Madlin Mekelburg February 13, 2017
Texas Drivers Have Donated $25K This Month Alone to Help Clear Rape Kit Testing Backlog Dallas News Sarah Sarder January 25, 2018
Texas House Bill aims to help raise money for state's rape kit backlog News Channel 6 Samantha Forester March 14, 2017
Texas Lawmaker Proposes Crowdfunding to Tackle Backlog of Rape Kits The New York Times Christine Hauser March 15, 2017
Texas Legislature Advances Rape Kit Backlog Donation Bill U.S. News & World Report AP May 17, 2017

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