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
Salt Lake City rape data goes online The Salt Lake City Tribune June 3, 2014
Editorial: Let's hope Winter Haven's success is emulated The Ledger December 17, 2015
MSU Scholar Honored for Helping Rape Victims Michigan State University April 3, 2015
AG Says More Rape Kits Being Submitted for Testing Star Advertiser October 5, 2017
Richardson: No more excuses when dealing with sexual assaults East Valley Tribune August 2, 2015
KBI receives grant to test unsubmitted sexual assault kits September 15, 2015
Detroit Prosecutor says $15 million needed to analyze 11,000 rape kits The Crime Report April 23, 2012
Thumbs down: Slow action on rape kits unfair to public The Herald-Dispatch September 21, 2016
AG: 1st case tied to rape kits left in warehouse leads to conviction Lansing State Journal April 17, 2016
TEST400K Commends Governor Rauner for Signing HB369 Into Law Today PR Newswire August 5, 2015
Study: Detroit Multidisciplinary Teams Creates Protocols for Responding to Untested Sexual Assault Kits PR Newswire April 7, 2015
Ohio's AG: About 8,400 rape kits tested for DNA matches FOX 19 Now September 4, 2015
Our View: Improve DNA testing of rape kits Panama City News Herald September 18, 2015
FDLE releases plan to catch up on rape kit testing ABC 27 WTXL January 1, 2016
After DNA test, man charged with 2001 rape of Valparaiso woman Post-Tribune July 18, 2014
Man Accused Of Rape Nearly 30-Years Ago Appears In Court CBS Miami August 18, 2014
Thousands of Untested Rape Kits November 15, 2015
At Issue: Rape Kit Testing KPIX TV June 2, 2017
KSP to receive $1.9 million grant to help with rape kit backlog September 10, 2015
Police: Rape suspect's DNA matched at 1 in 13 quintillion rate January 26, 2016
Cuyahoga County prosecutor wants help for rape DNA backlog The Independent December 13, 2014
Report Released on Memphis Rape Kit Backlog NewsChannel5 June 18, 2014
Hundreds of PA rape kits more than 1-year-old remain untested May 25, 2016
Routine DNA search connects man to rape case after four years Click 2 Houston June 11, 2015
Editorial: Resolution Needed on Rape Cases The Ledger June 27, 2015


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