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
Gov. Rauner Signs Rape Kit Bill Into Law ABC 7 Chicago August 4, 2015
Justice Department Releases New Resource about Sexual Assault Kits PR Newswire April 27, 2015
Testing Detroit's Backlogged Rape Kits Has Already Identified 188 Serial Rapists Ms. Magazine February 13, 2015
Writing a new story Star Beacon September 20, 2015
A Call to Test All Rape Kits FOX 40 August 6, 2015
DeWine: Initiatives help Ohio colleges respond to sexual assaults The Courier August 22, 2015
Our Editorial: Keep momentum on rape kit testing The Detroit News November 10, 2015
County One Step Closer to Conducting Rape Kits KTEN April 30, 2015
Cohen Announces Additional Funds For Rape Kit Testing Local Memphis December 16, 2015
Many sexual assault survivors await justice with backlog of rape kits KTVU November 10, 2016
Bill Seeks Money For Processing Rape Kits CBS Local September 15, 2015
Police agencies should heed rape-kit deadline The Columbus Dispatch October 2, 2015
Adjudications in Circuit Court Beebe News August 12, 2015
New state rape kit test mandate could reduce unsolved cases WWMT April 21, 2015
House approves Orwall bill to ensure testing of all rape kits March 2, 2015
MSP, AG to begin testing, investigation and prosecution of sex assault kits WWMT January 28, 2016
DeWine releases July Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative update The Pike County Daily July 3, 2014
350 local rape victims wait longer for answers WFTV 9 February 17, 2017
Washington state lab needs more money to clear rape kit backlog The Bellingham Herald December 31, 2015
Editorial: Delaware needs to lead, not follow with rape kits Delaware Online March 29, 2016
NY group offers grant to reduce rape kit backlog The Huffington Post July 23, 2012
Wayne County Asking for $1 Million to Finish Testing Rape Kits WILX November 3, 2015
Wayne County getting share of federal grants to address untested rape kit backlog WXYZ Detroit September 10, 2015
Heed Bondi's call: Don't leave rape kits untested Orlando Sentinel September 11, 2015


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