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
20 States Receiving Grants to Process Backlog of Rape Evidence Public News Service September 14, 2015
Law enforcement agencies reminded of deadline for backlogged rape kits The Columbus Dispatch September 28, 2015
Moses Clark: Cleveland serial rapist gets life in prison after Sexual Assault Kits land DNA evidence News Net 5 June 30, 2015
Kasich Praised For Signing Statute of Limitations For Rape Kit Testing WTAM 1100 July 17, 2015
Bill Introduced in the Senate to Allow Rapid DNA Testing to be Performed by Law Enforcement Officials Business Wire December 3, 2015
Let's Talk About It: 'Hundreds of thousands' of rape kits are sitting on shelves Ionia Sentinel-Standard January 9, 2017
Prosecutor: 10,000 untested Detroit rape kits now processed Click On Detroit September 2, 2015
Nevada to Get $5.6M to Clear Backlog of Untested Rape Kits KOLO 8 News September 11, 2015
More must be done to help victims of rape Courier-Post July 3, 2014
New law strengthens domestic, sexual violence response system Williston Oberver June 15, 2017
Rape kit testing helps indict former MPD officer in a 2000 rape WMC Action News 5 September 9, 2014
'Rape kit' evidence brought down 'Ether Man' Albuquerque Journal November 15, 2015
Letter: All Rape Kits Should Be Tested The Ledger July 21, 2015
City Leaders Unveil New Rape Kit Storage Facility Local Memphis December 9, 2015
Cornyn bill to fight nation-wide rape kit backlog passes Congress Your Houston News March 2, 2013
Editorial: Support Bondi's quest to resolve rape cases The Ledger September 16, 2015
Utah to hire private lab to process rape kits Chron June 19, 2014
Attorney General DeWine Releases June Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update Huntington News June 7, 2015
Connecticut gets $1.4M grant to process sex assault kits SF Gate September 11, 2015
Police: DNA links man to 2 Baltimore rapes WBALTV October 6, 2015
New website designed to support sex assault victims, keep tabs on kit testing KHON 2 June 23, 2017
Editorial: Florida crime labs need more funding Herald-Tribune November 20, 2015
DNA links 13-year-old boy to second rape of a young girl WWLTV July 22, 2015
Proposed tax on Wash. strip clubs would fund testing of rape kits KIRO 7 January 19, 2016
Neuman to introduce bill to improve rape kit testing Observer-Reporter December 20, 2016

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