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
Grant for Clearing Backlog of Rape Kit Testing Could Help Cases in Yakima County Yakima Herald October 9, 2017
City Attorney Challenges SDPD on Rape Kit Testing Voices of San Diego Kelly Davis October 9, 2017
Federal Grant Helps Montana Continue Work of Testing Sexual Assault Kits Public News Service October 9, 2017
Washington State Gets $3M to Ease Backlog of 6,000 Untested Rape Kits Seattle Times Sara Jean Green October 7, 2017
DNA Links Serial Rapist to 2003 Akron Attack, Authorities Say Akron Beacon Journal Stephanie Warsmith October 6, 2017
Federal Dollars Help Clear Untested Rape Kits News Long Island Andrea Sears October 6, 2017
Opinion: Gov. Brown, It’s Time for You to Help Rape Victims East Bay Times Jennifer Li October 5, 2017
$2 Million Federal Grant to Help Cleveland Police Test Older Rape Kits, Support Victims Cleveland.com Rachel Dissell October 5, 2017
Wayne County Receiving $1.5 Million from Government to Test Rape Kits WXYZ Detroit October 5, 2017
New Sexual Assault Kit Tracker Would Let Victims "Be Their Own Best Advocate" WMUK Cheyna Roth October 5, 2017
State Makes Progress on Backlog of Untested Sex Assault Kits KHON2 KHON2 Web Staff October 5, 2017
AG Says More Rape Kits Being Submitted for Testing Star Advertiser October 5, 2017
13,000 Rape Kits Tested as Part of Special Initiative Circleville Herald October 5, 2017
Madison Democrats Demand Audit Of Rape Kit Backlog WXPR Tim Morrissey October 4, 2017
Wintrow: Keep The Momentum Going Magic Valley Drew Nash October 4, 2017
Mobile Police Department Awarded Another $1.9 Million in SAKI Grants to Test Rape Kits NBC15 Keith Lane October 4, 2017
Montana Gets $900K for Sexual Assault Kit Testing Great Falls Tribune October 4, 2017
Grants Awarded to Begin Processing Rape Kits Albuquerque Journal Ryan Boetel October 2, 2017
Fund for Rape Kit Testing Merits Support My San Antonio My San Antonio Editorial Board October 1, 2017
Battling the Backlog: More Than 1,100 Potentially Untested and Unsolved Sexual Assault Kits in KC 23 ABC News Bakersfield Jessica Harrington & Joe Conroy October 1, 2017
City Attorney Pushes to Have Backlog of Untested Rape Kits Cleared in San Diego 7News Anna Conkey September 29, 2017
Concerns Continue Over Funding for Testing Rape Kits Houston Chronicle Alejandra Matos September 27, 2017
Wisconsin DOJ Sets Up Website to Track Sex Assault Kit Tests News and Observer Associated Press September 27, 2017
Wisconsin Clears Less Than 5 Percent of Backlogged Rape Kits Post-Crescent Keegan Kyle September 27, 2017
Assault Survivor to Sue City, Officials Over Rape Kit Backlog Houston Chronicle Gabrielle Banks September 25, 2017

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