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
Police: DNA links man to 2 Baltimore rapes WBALTV October 6, 2015
Rape kit testing helps indict former MPD officer in a 2000 rape WMC Action News 5 September 9, 2014
New website designed to support sex assault victims, keep tabs on kit testing KHON 2 June 23, 2017
Thunder Bay hospital to upgrade sexual assault victim services CBCB News December 11, 2014
Let's Talk About It: 'Hundreds of thousands' of rape kits are sitting on shelves Ionia Sentinel-Standard January 9, 2017
Dallas Police Start To Tackle Backlog Of More Than 4,000 Rape Kits Justice News Flash August 7, 2015
Police get new lead in 25-year-old murder WTVA August 21, 2015
Pair Arrested in 2008 Sexual Assault Case CBS DFW January 7, 2016
Proposed tax on Wash. strip clubs would fund testing of rape kits KIRO 7 January 19, 2016
Checking Virginia's Thousands of Still-Untested Rape Evidence Kits WHSV September 17, 2015
Ohio's deadline approaches for DNA testing of untested rape kits WLWT September 25, 2015
New law addresses backlog of rape kits WWMT-TV October 15, 2014
Many sexual assault survivors await justice with backlog of rape kits KTVU November 10, 2016
Ducey names task force to clear rape kit backlog Mohave Valley Daily News January 28, 2016
Writing a new story Star Beacon September 20, 2015
Hundreds of Thousands of Rape Kits May Be Untested Around U.S. The Crime Report July 16, 2015
Campaign takes aim at untested sex assault kits Superior Telegram February 3, 2017
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
Governor Doug Ducey launches special team to help clear rape kit backlog Sonoran News January 27, 2016
Bill Seeks Money For Processing Rape Kits CBS Local September 15, 2015
DNA matters Toledo Blade July 3, 2014
Louisiana Hospitals Charging Rape Victims KEYE TV September 30, 2014
13,000 Rape Kits Tested as Part of Special Initiative Circleville Herald October 5, 2017
County One Step Closer to Conducting Rape Kits KTEN April 30, 2015

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