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
$79 million to end rape kit backlog FOX News September 12, 2015
Bill Seeks Timely Testing Of Rape Kits CBS Miami September 17, 2015
Thunder Bay hospital to upgrade sexual assault victim services CBCB News December 11, 2014
DNA links 13-year-old boy to second rape of a young girl WWLTV July 22, 2015
New law strengthens domestic, sexual violence response system Williston Oberver June 15, 2017
Dallas Police Start To Tackle Backlog Of More Than 4,000 Rape Kits Justice News Flash August 7, 2015
Police get new lead in 25-year-old murder WTVA August 21, 2015
Cornyn bill to fight nation-wide rape kit backlog passes Congress Your Houston News March 2, 2013
More must be done to help victims of rape Courier-Post July 3, 2014
Michigan, Michigan State alumni use rivalry to fundraise for rape kit testing Click On Detroit October 12, 2015
Rape kit testing helps indict former MPD officer in a 2000 rape WMC Action News 5 September 9, 2014
New website designed to support sex assault victims, keep tabs on kit testing KHON 2 June 23, 2017
Duluth, Anoka Co. have most untested rape kits in Minnesota KTTC November 12, 2015
Neuman to introduce bill to improve rape kit testing Observer-Reporter December 20, 2016
Alaska crime lab cutting down backlog of rape kits The Daily Progress February 3, 2017
Campaign takes aim at untested sex assault kits Superior Telegram February 3, 2017
Bill Seeks Money For Processing Rape Kits CBS Local September 15, 2015
Hundreds of Thousands of Rape Kits May Be Untested Around U.S. The Crime Report July 16, 2015
Testing Detroit's Backlogged Rape Kits Has Already Identified 188 Serial Rapists Ms. Magazine February 13, 2015
Justice Department Releases New Resource about Sexual Assault Kits PR Newswire April 27, 2015
County One Step Closer to Conducting Rape Kits KTEN April 30, 2015
Gov. Rauner Signs Rape Kit Bill Into Law ABC 7 Chicago August 4, 2015
5 things to know Monday W*USA March 16, 2015
Checking Virginia's Thousands of Still-Untested Rape Evidence Kits WHSV September 17, 2015
Tiger selfie bans and rape kit rules among new laws for 2015 RT January 2, 2015

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