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 descending Post Date
$79 million to end rape kit backlog FOX News September 12, 2015
Bill Seeks Timely Testing Of Rape Kits CBS Miami September 17, 2015
Editorial: Florida crime labs need more funding Herald-Tribune November 20, 2015
DNA links 13-year-old boy to second rape of a young girl WWLTV July 22, 2015
More must be done to help victims of rape Courier-Post July 3, 2014
Rape kit testing helps indict former MPD officer in a 2000 rape WMC Action News 5 September 9, 2014
DNA Found in Midland Helps Identify Rape Suspect in Charlotte Your Basin July 17, 2017
Pair Arrested in 2008 Sexual Assault Case CBS DFW January 7, 2016
Our Editorial: Keep momentum on rape kit testing The Detroit News November 10, 2015
Writing a new story Star Beacon September 20, 2015
Campaign takes aim at untested sex assault kits Superior Telegram February 3, 2017
Cohen Announces Additional Funds For Rape Kit Testing Local Memphis December 16, 2015
Testing Detroit's Backlogged Rape Kits Has Already Identified 188 Serial Rapists Ms. Magazine February 13, 2015
Justice Department Releases New Resource about Sexual Assault Kits PR Newswire April 27, 2015
13,000 Rape Kits Tested as Part of Special Initiative Circleville Herald October 5, 2017
Bill Seeks Money For Processing Rape Kits CBS Local September 15, 2015
Hundreds of Thousands of Rape Kits May Be Untested Around U.S. The Crime Report July 16, 2015
Gov. Rauner Signs Rape Kit Bill Into Law ABC 7 Chicago August 4, 2015
Lawmakers in DC look to address large number of untested rape kits WWMT May 21, 2015
Ohio leads in reducing rape kit backlog Herald Dispatch June 4, 2015
The Shocking Numbers On Untested Rape Kits Jezebel August 11, 2010
Funding Allocated To Analyze Untested Rape Kits The Ledger June 21, 2015
County One Step Closer to Conducting Rape Kits KTEN April 30, 2015
Ducey names task force to clear rape kit backlog Mohave Valley Daily News January 28, 2016
Tiger selfie bans and rape kit rules among new laws for 2015 RT January 2, 2015

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