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
Justice delayed: Texas man first to be cleared by DNA review of old rape kits The Christian Science Monitor Stacy Teicher Khadaroo July 25, 2014
Cardin deserves credit for rape-kit legislation Baltimore Sun Stacy Gold April 3, 2015
Despite millions spent to fix the problem, rape kit backlog still exists News 4 San Antonio Stacey Cameron November 18, 2014
DNA match leads to charges in 1995 attack in St. Louis, police say St. Louis Post-Dispatch St. Louis Post-Dispatch Staff May 14, 2014
Editorial: Time for Missouri to Tackle its Backlog of Untested Rape Kits St. Louis Post-Dispatch St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial Board November 27, 2017
Expand rape-kit testing The Spokesman-Review Spokesman-Review Editorial Board December 30, 2016
Ending backlog of unprocessed rape evidence Post News Group Spencer Whitney July 9, 2012
Congress poised to approve $41 million to help clear backlog of untested rape kits The Washington Post Spencer S. Hsu June 17, 2014
Lancaster police alleviate untested rape kit backlog Lancaster Eagle-Gazette Spencer Roush July 18, 2015
Accused Serial Rapist Arrested by Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Kit Task Force Huntington News Special to HNN provided by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine February 26, 2015
Our Opinion: Sex Assault Victims Failed by Backlog of Untested Kits South Bend Tribune South Bend Tribune Editorial Board December 10, 2017
How Many of the Hundreds of Thousands of Untested Rape Kits in the US Are in your City? Huffington Post Soroya Chemaly September 19, 2014
Hawaii police fail to meet deadline on untested rape kits Hawaii Star Advertiser Sophie Cocke September 19, 2016
California Lawmakers May Require Untested Rape Kit Reporting U.S. News & World Report Sophia Bollag April 27, 2017
DNA Leads to Man's Arrest in 1995 Rape Wall Street Journal Sonja Sharp May 1, 2015
Testing Justice: Addressing Tucson's untested rape kits Tucson News Now Som Lisaius November 12, 2015
More than 800 untested rape kits in Amarillo Connect Amarillo Solina Lewis January 29, 2015
Advocates Urge White House to Implement Rape Kit Law RH Reality Check Sofia Resnick September 16, 2015
Investigative Report: How Victim-Blaming Led to the Rape Kit Backlog RH Reality Check Sofia Resnick June 22, 2015
Rape Kits: A Decade and A Billion Dollars Later, Why Can't We Fix the Backlog? RH Reality Check Sofia Resnick May 19, 2015
Now-paralyzed man, 49, admits to 2002 rape after DNA kit match but gets a suspended sentence because he's already in a nursing home The Daily Mail Snejana Farberov February 10, 2017
Pima Co. Attorney, Cochise Co. Sheriff appointed to task force targeting untested rape kits Tucson News Now Sim Lisaius January 27, 2016
Sexual assault survivors urge support of legislation to better track rape kits Mass Live Shira Schoenberg January 13, 2016
Some women won't 'ever again' report a rape in Baltimore The New York Times Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Jess Bidgood August 11, 2016
Michigan Women's Foundation leads campaign to raise $10M to test thousands of rape kits Crain's Detroit Business Sherri Welch January 6, 2015

Pages

keep up with backlog news

END THE BACKLOG is a JOYFUL HEART FOUNDATION initiative and a proud supporter of