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.

Titlesort descending Source Author(s) Post Date
Women's organization called on to help address the issue of rape WREG Memphis April Thompson March 9, 2015
Women, rape allegations, and the struggle to be believed Jarvis DeBerry May 21, 2015
Women: Trump budget cuts could victimize us again Detroit Free Press Kristen Jordan Shamus April 1, 2017
Work continues to test Detroit rape kits found in 2009 Chron July 17, 2015
Work For Rape Victims Moves Forward KCSG Elizabeth Roberts April 17, 2014
Work group on untested rape kits meets for first time 13 News Now Laura Geller September 17, 2015
Work starts on righting wrong on untested rape kits Detroit Free Press Detroit Free Press Editorial Board April 10, 2015
Work To Clear Rape Evidence Kit Backlog Slowly Progressing Albuquerque Journal Maggie Shepard September 22, 2017
Work to end the rape kit backlog The Tampa Tribune Sarah Tofte August 30, 2013
Working through a backlog of sexual assaults cases in New Orleans The Times-Picayune January 6, 2011
Working to eradicate backlog of rape kits awaiting tests NewsWorks May 5, 2016
Worthy 'proud' of progress on rape kits Hometown Life Darrell Clem October 8, 2015
Worthy and UPS team up to track rape kits like online packages with new pilot program in Detroit WXYZ (ABC7) Heather Catallo November 4, 2014
Worthy lauds processing of thousands of rape kits The Detroit News Oralander Brand-Williams March 2, 2017
Worthy praises teamwork on rape kit processing progress Julie Brown September 16, 2014
Worthy pushes for more funding to prosecute rapists The Detroit News David Shepardson April 14, 2015
Worthy says everyone should be worried about untested Detroit rape kits The Macomb Daily Jameson Cook May 15, 2014
Worthy to Speak on 'Enough SAID' Progress at Giving Hope Event Plymouth-Canton Patch Beth Dalbey October 2, 2015
Worthy, ESPN's Hill compete in rape kit fundraiser The Detroit News Oralandar Brand-Williams October 15, 2015
Worthy, UPS team up to track Detroit rape kits The Detroit News Charles E. Ramirez June 8, 2015
Worthy: $10 million needed to advance rape kit cases The Detroit News Chad Livengood September 2, 2015
Worthy: 700 untested rape kits left of 11k found in '09 The Detroit News Holly Fournier and Candice Williams September 26, 2016
Worthy: Detroit rape kit backlog nearly cleared but more work ahead Detroit Free Press Katrease Stafford July 17, 2015
Would you give a dollar to help solve a crime? Fort Worth Star-Telegram Star-Telegram Editorial Board April 10, 2017
Would You Give A Dollar To Help Test Rape Kits? This Dallas Lawmaker Hopes So KERA News Christopher Connelly April 5, 2017


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