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
Prosecutor: 10,000 untested Detroit rape kits now processed Click On Detroit September 2, 2015
Editorial: Florida crime labs need more funding Herald-Tribune November 20, 2015
Nevada to Get $5.6M to Clear Backlog of Untested Rape Kits KOLO 8 News September 11, 2015
New website designed to support sex assault victims, keep tabs on kit testing KHON 2 June 23, 2017
Legislation to speed up sexual assault kit testing passed in Ohio Senate WFMJ June 5, 2014
Editorial: Support Bondi's quest to resolve rape cases The Ledger September 16, 2015
Letter: All Rape Kits Should Be Tested The Ledger July 21, 2015
Police: DNA links man to 2 Baltimore rapes WBALTV October 6, 2015
Pair Arrested in 2008 Sexual Assault Case CBS DFW January 7, 2016
Gov. Rauner Signs Rape Kit Bill Into Law ABC 7 Chicago August 4, 2015
Governor Doug Ducey launches special team to help clear rape kit backlog Sonoran News January 27, 2016
Our Editorial: Keep momentum on rape kit testing The Detroit News November 10, 2015
Cohen Announces Additional Funds For Rape Kit Testing Local Memphis December 16, 2015
DNA matters Toledo Blade July 3, 2014
Louisiana Hospitals Charging Rape Victims KEYE TV September 30, 2014
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
Testing Detroit's Backlogged Rape Kits Has Already Identified 188 Serial Rapists Ms. Magazine February 13, 2015
A Call to Test All Rape Kits FOX 40 August 6, 2015
Many sexual assault survivors await justice with backlog of rape kits KTVU November 10, 2016
DeWine: Initiatives help Ohio colleges respond to sexual assaults The Courier August 22, 2015
Sitting on the evidence The Economist July 19, 2014
Justice Department Releases New Resource about Sexual Assault Kits PR Newswire April 27, 2015
Lawmakers in DC look to address large number of untested rape kits WWMT May 21, 2015
Writing a new story Star Beacon September 20, 2015

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