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 ascending Source Author(s) Post Date
$41 Million for Rape-Kit Processing in Omnibus Spending Bill Nonprofit Quarterly Ruth McCambridge December 17, 2015
$4 million to help Wayne County deal with backlog in testing rape kits Michigan Radio Rick Pluta June 4, 2013
$3M goes to task force investigating untested Detroit rape kits MLive Ian Thibodeau May 19, 2015
$35 million to end rape kit backlog MSNBC Ronan Farrow November 14, 2014
$25000 donation helps push for rape kit testing Crain's Detroit Business February 8, 2015
$2 Million Won’t Be Budgeted For Rape Kit Testing In Tennessee WREG Memphis Ashley Crockett and Michele Reese April 10, 2014
$2 million to clear rape kit backlog cut from budget WMCTV 5 Nick Kenney April 10, 2014
$2 Million Federal Grant to Help Cleveland Police Test Older Rape Kits, Support Victims Rachel Dissell October 5, 2017
$1M granted to battle sexual assault in Duluth September 11, 2015
$100K will help Wayne Co. clear up rape kits Detroit Free Press Tresa Baldas May 5, 2015
$100,000 donation to Detroit rape kits campaign pushes it over $1 million mark Crain's Detroit Business Natalie Broda May 5, 2015
$1.4 million grant allows untested sexual assault evidence kits to be tested WTVR Melissa Hipolit September 10, 2015
$1.3M will help clear Flint backlog of untested sexual assault kits Ron Fonger December 15, 2015
$1.2 million awarded to test Delaware rape kits Delaware Online Brittany Horn September 10, 2015
$1 million in federal grant money goes to WV for reducing backlog of untested rape kits December 11, 2015
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (Washington Edition) KREM KREM Staff July 16, 2015
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (Ohio Edition) WKYC July 16, 2015
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (North Carolina edition) WCNC July 16, 2015
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (Michigan Edition) WZZM Lee VanAmeyde July 16, 2015
#TestTheKits: Thousands of rape kits go untested (Arkansas Edition) THV11 Amy Geswein July 16, 2015
#TestTheKits: Sacramento County works to clear rape kit backlog News 10 ABC Thom Jensen July 16, 2015
#TestTheKits: New grant will eliminate untested rape kit backlog 13 News Now Laura Geller January 11, 2017
#TestTheKits: Law enforcement policies on sexual assault kits 13 WMAZ Paula Rotondo July 16, 2015
#TestTheKits: 44 DNA hits made in Virginia's rape kit backlog 13 News Now Laura Gellar May 25, 2017
#TestTheKits Ohio at forefront of rape kit testing WKYC Monica Robins July 17, 2015


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