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
A Call to Test All Rape Kits FOX 40 August 6, 2015
Governor Doug Ducey launches special team to help clear rape kit backlog Sonoran News January 27, 2016
DeWine: Initiatives help Ohio colleges respond to sexual assaults The Courier August 22, 2015
Hundreds of Thousands of Rape Kits May Be Untested Around U.S. The Crime Report July 16, 2015
Lawmakers in DC look to address large number of untested rape kits WWMT May 21, 2015
Ohio leads in reducing rape kit backlog Herald Dispatch June 4, 2015
Funding Allocated To Analyze Untested Rape Kits The Ledger June 21, 2015
Checking Virginia's Thousands of Still-Untested Rape Evidence Kits WHSV September 17, 2015
Our Editorial: Keep momentum on rape kit testing The Detroit News November 10, 2015
Ohio's deadline approaches for DNA testing of untested rape kits WLWT September 25, 2015
DNA matters Toledo Blade July 3, 2014
Cohen Announces Additional Funds For Rape Kit Testing Local Memphis December 16, 2015
New law addresses backlog of rape kits WWMT-TV October 15, 2014
Louisiana Hospitals Charging Rape Victims KEYE TV September 30, 2014
Campaign takes aim at untested sex assault kits Superior Telegram February 3, 2017
Writing a new story Star Beacon September 20, 2015
Sitting on the evidence The Economist July 19, 2014
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
Wayne County getting share of federal grants to address untested rape kit backlog WXYZ Detroit September 10, 2015
Rape kit research to expand with $3 million from U.S. Department of Justice The Daily October 20, 2016
Heed Bondi's call: Don't leave rape kits untested Orlando Sentinel September 11, 2015
Washington State Law Requires Rape Kit Testing NBC News May 14, 2015
Wayne County Asking for $1 Million to Finish Testing Rape Kits WILX November 3, 2015
Police agencies should heed rape-kit deadline The Columbus Dispatch October 2, 2015

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