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
Aiding those in recovery Leader and Times January 7, 2017
Virginia receives $1.4 million to test more than 2000 untested sexual assault evidence kits Augusta Free Press September 10, 2015
Federal grant will help eliminate rape kit testing backlog WHBL September 10, 2015
Bill Addresses Rape Kit Backlog, LANL Could Resume Nuclear Trigger Production KUNM January 25, 2016
Opinion: A win for justice, Virginia will analyze more than 2,000 untested rape kits Daily Press September 14, 2015
Group tasked with seeing how many rape kits aren't sent to state crime lab Billings Gazette November 12, 2015
Editorial: Justice delayed may not be justice denied Morehead News April 17, 2015
Bode Cellmark Forensics Enters into Service Agreement in Support of Innovative Programs Dedicated to Processing Sexual Assault Kits Nationwide Business Wire September 30, 2015
Politicians pledge nearly $80M for rape-kit testing New York Post September 10, 2015
Nearly 200 Grand Rapids untested rape kits held as evidence Beaumont Enterprise December 23, 2015
Duluth Police Get $1M Grant to Help Victims of Sexual Violence FOX 21 September 11, 2015
Justice Denied The Register Guard September 16, 2015
Florida data show 10,900 sexual-assault kits still untested CBS News November 3, 2015
Auditor General DePasquale notes improvement in rape kit backlog Ellwood City Ledger December 21, 2016
California Bill Aimed At Reducing Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits Passes Committee CBS Los Angeles September 1, 2017
Agencies with most untested rape kits defend practices WEAU.com December 8, 2015
Editorial: Address disgraceful, disrespectful rape kit backlog My Palm Beach Post January 16, 2016
Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Rape, Murder Of Woman, 84, Nearly 30 Years Ago CBS Los Angeles August 8, 2014
OURS: Rape-kit legislation right step Rapid City Journal April 20, 2016
Bill to address rape kit backlog yields high results WFMJ March 9, 2015
Editorial: Rape-kit backlog must never happen again Salt Lake Tribune August 11, 2015
Police: DNA links recent sexual attack to 'The Creeper' Palm Beach Post September 24, 2015
White House, Manhattan DA Pledge $79M To Clear Rape Kit Backlog CBS New York September 10, 2015
Special nurses vital part of victim support Bowling Green Daily News October 6, 2015
Surveillance video, social media lead to kidnapping, rape arrest WESH.com December 11, 2015

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