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 Sourcesort ascending Author(s) Post Date
KY bill authorizes a study on backlogged rape kits WPSD Local Brianna Conner, Mike Spissinger March 18, 2015
Thousands Awaiting Justice Are Closer to Day in Court WPSD Local 6 Blake Stevens October 12, 2017
Group Finds Untested Rape Kit Backlog In Milwaukee And Across State Wisconsin Public Radio Chris Malina October 7, 2014
Rape kit testing at the heart of Ohio Supreme Court Case WOWO Darrin Wright January 31, 2016
$1 million in federal grant money goes to WV for reducing backlog of untested rape kits December 11, 2015
Local groups react to backlogged sexual assault kit funding WOWKTV Hillary Hall September 14, 2015
West Virginia labs sharing nearly $3 million to help process backlog in unprocessed rape kits WOWKTV Linda Harris September 11, 2015
New partnership cutting number of untested sexual assault kits WOWK TV August 19, 2015
Editorials from around Ohio WOWK TV Associated Press July 20, 2015
Thousands of rape kits left untested Women's Views on News Amy Higgans January 28, 2011
Ending the Rape Kit Backlog Women's Media Center Marcia G. Yerman February 21, 2014
It Took 9 Years to Finally Get Justice for My Sexual Assault Woman's Day Kristen Mascia April 14, 2017
State Rep files bill changing rape kit standards News 104.5 WOKV Stephanie Brown October 12, 2015
Flint gets money to test rape kits Lauren Chapman September 10, 2015
Repeat sex offender arrested, charged with 2012 rape WNDU Tricia Harte August 11, 2015
Challenging Indiana's Rape Law - Part 1: When a rapist goes free Megan Hickey July 3, 2015
Raleigh man who stole shrimp matches DNA from 2000 rape case WNCN WNCN Staff December 5, 2014
Annie Kuster, other members of Congress form sexual assault task force WMUR Jean Mackin April 5, 2017
DNA processing in Salisbury rape case WMDT Michelle Mackonochie March 27, 2015
$2 million to clear rape kit backlog cut from budget WMCTV 5 Nick Kenney April 10, 2014
Serial rapist could have been stopped years ago, says DA WMCTV 5 Justin Hanson March 21, 2014
Memphis has largest backlog of untested rape kits in the US WMCTV 5 Kontji Anthony February 12, 2014
Judge outraged by untested rape kits delaying justice WMCTV 5 Andrew Douglas January 31, 2014
Man sentenced for rape more than decade after assault WMCTV 5 WMCTV Staff January 29, 2014
Rape victim gets justice 11 years after assault WMC-TV 5 Nick Kenney December 12, 2013


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