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) Post Datesort ascending
Obama Just Signed a Bill of Rights for Sexual-Assault Survivors Mother Jones Madison Pauly October 7, 2016
CMPD still working on rape kit backlog WCNC.com Michelle Boudin October 7, 2016
Editorial: State makes right choice on rape kit tests Post-Crescent USA TODAY Network-Wisconsin Editorial Board October 7, 2016
Justice Is Rare For Rape Victims; One Survivor Is Fighting To Change That DNAinfo Erica Demarest October 7, 2016
State to process portion of backlogged rape kits Peninsula Clarion Megan Pacer October 6, 2016
Five thousand rape kits remain untested despite 33 DNA matches in Oregon from previously untested samples Inquisitr Amy Feinstein October 6, 2016
Alaska gets $1M federal grant to process backlog of sex-assault evidence kits Alaska Dispatch News Erica Martinson October 6, 2016
Sen. Baldwin speaks out about rape kit backlog NBC 26 October 6, 2016
Phoenix law enforcement receives millions in grants to clear rape kit backlog KTAR News Kathy Cline October 5, 2016
Grant to help reduce the sexual assault kit backlog in Nevada KTNV October 5, 2016
Lions LB DeAndre Levy helping raise money to test old rape kits Detroit Free Press Dave Birkett October 4, 2016
DOJ grant seen slashing AZ backlog of untested sex assault test kits AZfamily.com Phil Benson October 4, 2016
Oregon matches DNA from 33 rape kits, still has backlog The Register-Guard Associated Press October 4, 2016
DNA Matches Found in Oregon's Rape Kit Backlog The Portland Mercury Megan Burbank October 3, 2016
Hawaii makes ‘progress’ in dealing with massive number of untested rape kits Maui Time Anthony Pignataro October 3, 2016
California Is Removing the Statute of Limitations for Rape Vice Alexis Linkletter October 3, 2016
Wisconsin still lags on testing rape kits Post-Crescent Keegan Kyle October 2, 2016
Why state police are grappling with a rape kits backlog Statesman Journal Gordon Friedman October 2, 2016
Death row inmate indicted in 1975 Delray murder case Palm Beach Post Julis Whigham II September 30, 2016
Special prosecutors to tackle untested rape kits in 3 new counties Michigan Radio Kate Wells September 30, 2016
Sexual Assault Kit Task Force, Case Western researchers get $3 million for rape kit work, to collect 'owed' DNA Cleveland.com Rachel Dissell September 30, 2016
Wayne County OKs $1.5B budget, more funds for rape kits Detroit Free Press Eric D. Lawrence September 29, 2016
Montana Receives $2 Million Grant to Test 1,400 Rape Kits News Talk KGVO Jon King September 29, 2016
In wake of Cosby scandal, California removes statute of limitations for rape charges NYT Live Women in the World Staff September 29, 2016
After Cosby, California Changes Its Rape Laws The Atlantic Matt Ford September 29, 2016

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