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
Ohio's deadline approaches for DNA testing of untested rape kits WLWT September 25, 2015
Many sexual assault survivors await justice with backlog of rape kits KTVU November 10, 2016
Sitting on the evidence The Economist July 19, 2014
County One Step Closer to Conducting Rape Kits KTEN April 30, 2015
Testing Detroit's Backlogged Rape Kits Has Already Identified 188 Serial Rapists Ms. Magazine February 13, 2015
Governor Doug Ducey launches special team to help clear rape kit backlog Sonoran News January 27, 2016
Writing a new story Star Beacon September 20, 2015
Campaign takes aim at untested sex assault kits Superior Telegram February 3, 2017
5 things to know Monday W*USA March 16, 2015
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
Bill Seeks Money For Processing Rape Kits CBS Local September 15, 2015
Lawmakers in DC look to address large number of untested rape kits WWMT May 21, 2015
News5 Investigates: Victims lack access to rape kit testing in rural counties KOAA 5 August 19, 2015
House approves Orwall bill to ensure testing of all rape kits kentreporter.com March 2, 2015
Rape kit research to expand with $3 million from U.S. Department of Justice The Daily October 20, 2016
DeWine releases July Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative update The Pike County Daily July 3, 2014
Washington state lab needs more money to clear rape kit backlog The Bellingham Herald December 31, 2015
Wayne County Asking for $1 Million to Finish Testing Rape Kits WILX November 3, 2015
Editorial: Delaware needs to lead, not follow with rape kits Delaware Online March 29, 2016
Legislation Extends Statute of Limitations on Testing Rape Evidence WSIU August 6, 2015
RapidHIT DNA Profile Uploaded to UK National DNA Database Identifies Dangerous Sex Offender While Suspect in Custody Business Wire August 24, 2015
MSP, AG to begin testing, investigation and prosecution of sex assault kits WWMT January 28, 2016
RTI International to provide training and technical assistance for National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative RTI International September 16, 2015
NY group offers grant to reduce rape kit backlog The Huffington Post July 23, 2012

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