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
TBI receives almost $1 million to eliminate sexual assault kit backlog WRCBTV September 10, 2015
Editorial: Justice for victims as Dallas' rape-kit backlog eases Dallas Morning New June 28, 2015
Alameda County receives grant to reduce rape kit backlog CBS2 San Fran March 26, 2013
1976 rape and murder case of Righteous Brothers singer's ex-wife is solved, detectives say The Los Angeles Times January 28, 2017
Insult to injury: Some victims still charged for 'rape kits' RT December 22, 2015
Local Police Departments To Get Federal Funds For Rape Kit Tests CBS SF Bay Area August 4, 2016
Members of Michigan Delegation Meet with Advocates to Address Issue of Untested Rape Kits Senator Gary Peters April 15, 2015
Auditor General DePasquale Plans Special Report on 1,852 Backlogged Untested Rape Kits Reported to Department of Health Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General May 4, 2016
Adam Bowers Sentenced In 2001 Sexual Assault Case 5 News September 14, 2015
Suspect in EMT attacks to face more charges, including torture FOX 2 Detroit December 1, 2015
Detroit man charged in 2008 cold case rape after testing rape kit WXYZ Detroit October 8, 2015
Washington lab needs more money to clear rape kit backlog KHQ 06 December 30, 2015
VP Biden Announces $41M To Help With Rape Kit Testing My FOX Memphis March 16, 2015
Gov. Doug Ducey rolls out two executive orders in State of the State KTAR January 11, 2016
Survey Focuses On Sexual Assaults on MSU Campus WLNS April 6, 2015
Oregon AG: Free counseling for victims of rape, sexual assault KTVZ April 12, 2016
Rape kits collecting dust across NC Bladen Journal November 3, 2015
New Ill. Law Keeps Hospitals From Billing Victims For Rape Kits ABC 7 Eyewitness News August 26, 2015
Montana police need to test rape kits Montana Kaiman September 30, 2015
Governor Jindal signs bills to protect sexual assault victims KTBS June 23, 2015
Sen. Wendy Davis hopes new tax can help tackle rape kit backlog CBS DFW May 30, 2012
Now-paralyzed man admits to 2002 rape after rape kit match StarTribune February 10, 2017
Rape Victims Tell Colorado Lawmakers To Pass The 'Anonymous' Bill CBS Denver March 7, 2015
Results of Florida Rape Kit Backlog Released CBS Miami January 4, 2016
$1M granted to battle sexual assault in Duluth September 11, 2015


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