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
Some Relief for Tennessee Rape Kit Testing Backlog Public News Service September 14, 2015
Auditor says report to be released on untested rape kits SeattlePI September 19, 2015
Fulton rapes go unreported Atlanta Journal Constitution June 13, 2015
Gov. Rick Snyder: Law requires sexual assault evidence kits be analyzed quickly to bring justice, peace of mind State of Michigan June 26, 2014
Millions Assigned To Clear Rape Kit Backlog MSN September 10, 2015
Channel 2 investigates Georgia rape kits going untested WSBTV 2 Atlanta January 29, 2016
State Police Vow To Eliminate Rape Kit Backlog CBS Chicago February 17, 2011
Helping Hearts Helps Guam's Most Vulnerable Guam Daily Post September 4, 2017
Department of Health releases 2017 report on untested sexual assault kits and backlogged evidence FOX 43 May 2, 2017
Police address untested rape kits SC Times December 8, 2015
2 arrested for 2008 sex assault after rape kits tested WFAA 8 ABC January 7, 2016
Auditor Edelen Releases Special Report on Sexual Assault Evidence in KY WDRB September 21, 2015
Clearing the rape kit backlog News 4 Jax September 9, 2015
Sexual assault kit testing initiative exceeds goal Fairborn Daily Herald September 6, 2014
New Tech Partnership Aims for Faster Rape Kit Processing Market Watch October 20, 2015
Update: Midland Police chief says each untested sexual assault evidence kit was investigated Our Midland January 28, 2016
$1 million in federal grant money goes to WV for reducing backlog of untested rape kits December 11, 2015
More funding needed to clear Washington rape kit backlog KIRO TV December 30, 2015
Why did rape kits sit for so long untested? Marietta Times December 11, 2014
More than 100 indictments sought from sexual assault kit testing My FOX Memphis July 21, 2015
DeWine releases June sexual assault kit testing initiative update Morrow County Sentinel June 6, 2015
DNA led to murder suspect in 1985 Chicago-area cold case Washington Times September 21, 2015
Funding pledged to state police, Flint police to reduce backlog of untested sex assault kits Click On Detroit September 10, 2015
Cranston Man Sentenced for 2012 Sexual Assault in Providence April 23, 2015
Man sentenced to 40 years after DNA found in untested rape kit 89 WLS July 25, 2014


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