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) Post Datesort ascending
Davis to law enforcement: report rape kit backlog The Texas Tribune Minjae Park May 29, 2012
Cornyn-backed SAFER Act addresses rape injustice Dallas News Editorial Staff May 24, 2012
Lack of funding leads to backlog of untested rape kits Austin American-Statesman Jazmine Ulloa May 19, 2012
Democrats continue to accuse GOP of a 'war on women' CNN Politics Rebecca Steward May 7, 2012
The SAFER Act of 2012 US Senator John Cornyn John Cornyn May 7, 2012
Untested rape kits merit focus My San Antonio Editorial Staff April 25, 2012
Detroit Prosecutor says $15 million needed to analyze 11,000 rape kits The Crime Report April 23, 2012
Let's seek justice for women Houston Chronicle Senator John Cornyn April 19, 2012
State Police Announce Specialized Unit for Rape Kit Processing Michigan.gov April 19, 2012
A needed revolution: rape and U.S. justice The Daily Beast Sarah Tofte April 8, 2012
Kym Worthy's mission: solve 11,000 rapes The Daily Beast Abigail Pesta April 8, 2012
Woman's lawsuit claims Harvey failed to test rape kit Chicago Tribune Dawn Rhodes March 21, 2012
Dallas County DA urges U.S. senators to keep funding post-conviction DNA tests Dallas News Sean Collins Walsh March 20, 2012
1000s of untested rape kits deny many justice CBS News Associated Press March 17, 2012
Detroit's untested rape kit backlog could bring justice, but reopen old wounds The Huffington Post Corey Williams March 17, 2012
Rape kit untested for nearly two years ABC7 KATV Jason Pederson February 29, 2012
Detroit team methodically pores over rape kits Associated Press Corey Williams February 26, 2012
Justice Delayed: A WTOL11 Investigation Toledo News Now Lisa Rotella, Nick Bade February 15, 2012
Old rape kits from Detroit crime lab could be tested Detroit Free Press Corey Williams February 15, 2012
Detroit Rape Kits Found in Storage Facility to Be Reveiwed, Tested for Crimes Dating to the 1980s The Huffington Post Corey Williams February 14, 2012
Senate Passes DNA Databank Expansion Bill New York Senate Office of New York Senator Dean G. Skelos January 30, 2012
Texas SB 1636 Texas Legislature Texas Senate August 31, 2011
Evidence Ignored In Unsolved Rape Cases Honolulu Civil Beat Adrienne LaFrance May 30, 2011
The Road Ahead: Unanalyzed Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases National Institute of Justice Nancy Ritter April 30, 2011
America's Cold-Case Crisis The Daily Beast Linda Fairstein April 3, 2011

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