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
Thousands of Rape Kits Untested in US Daily Beast July 16, 2015
Mayor calls Police Bureau's dismal history on handling of sex assault kits 'unacceptable' OregonLive.com September 15, 2015
Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office to get funding for rape kit tests Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 11, 2015
San Francisco Police Make Progress On Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits CBS San Fransisco December 12, 2014
Taos police account for untested evidence The Taos News November 1, 2015
Federal Grant Program to Help Reduce Backlog of Rape Kits Renewed NBC 29 News October 1, 2014
Kentucky state senator wants rape kits tested within 90 days of submission WDRB September 25, 2015
Law and Order' Star Testifies About Rape Kits, Sexual Violence to Congress NBC New York June 16, 2017
Illinois Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act Illinois General Assembly September 1, 2010
Sen. John Cooke works to remove 10-year sex-assault statute of limitations The Greeley Tribune January 22, 2016
AG: FUNDS SECURED TO HELP END RAPE KIT BACKLOG WTVQ May 19, 2016
Man Charged in 2010 Cold Case Sexual Assault After Victim Passed Away CBS Denver October 9, 2015
Sexual Assault Advocate Speaks Out About Rape Kit Backlog WICS May 22, 2015
Ohio's AG: About 9,500 rape kits tested for DNA matches FOX 19 Now January 9, 2016
Fayetteville police win grant to process old rape kits Fay Observer October 21, 2015
Editorial: Florida needs to test all rape kits Tampa Bay Times November 6, 2015
Report: Rape kit backlog not malicious Times Daily June 18, 2014
Oxnard Police Nab Suspect Wanted For April Sexual Assault CBS Los Angeles July 2, 2015
DNA testing of sexual assault kits tops 8,000 in Ohio WKYC August 5, 2015
Man Facing Rape Charges in Daviess County WBIW.com August 19, 2015
Kym Worthy to speak at Giving Hope annual event Hometown Life September 4, 2015
Trial Begins for Early Morning Rapist WTAM1100 February 3, 2015
Bill Introduced to Reduce National Rape Kit Backlog 2News September 6, 2017
SAFER Act will help rape victims get justice they deserve The Hill January 1, 2013
Untested Rape Kits to be Counted KGAN 2 September 11, 2015

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