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
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
Many sexual assault survivors await justice with backlog of rape kits KTVU November 10, 2016
5 things to know Monday W*USA March 16, 2015
Tiger selfie bans and rape kit rules among new laws for 2015 RT January 2, 2015
DNA matters Toledo Blade July 3, 2014
Louisiana Hospitals Charging Rape Victims KEYE TV September 30, 2014
13,000 Rape Kits Tested as Part of Special Initiative Circleville Herald October 5, 2017
Bill Seeks Money For Processing Rape Kits CBS Local September 15, 2015
Governor Doug Ducey launches special team to help clear rape kit backlog Sonoran News January 27, 2016
New law addresses backlog of rape kits WWMT-TV October 15, 2014
The Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations applauds U.S. Senate for hearing on unsubmitted sexual assault collection kits Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations May 20, 2015
Wayne County getting share of federal grants to address untested rape kit backlog WXYZ Detroit September 10, 2015
350 local rape victims wait longer for answers WFTV 9 February 17, 2017
Heed Bondi's call: Don't leave rape kits untested Orlando Sentinel September 11, 2015
Wayne County Asking for $1 Million to Finish Testing Rape Kits WILX November 3, 2015
News5 Investigates: Victims lack access to rape kit testing in rural counties KOAA 5 August 19, 2015
SPD to Test All Sexual Assault Kits SPD Blotter January 22, 2015
RTI International to provide training and technical assistance for National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative RTI International September 16, 2015
Rape kit research to expand with $3 million from U.S. Department of Justice The Daily October 20, 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
Washington state lab needs more money to clear rape kit backlog The Bellingham Herald December 31, 2015
MSP, AG to begin testing, investigation and prosecution of sex assault kits WWMT January 28, 2016
Editorial: Delaware needs to lead, not follow with rape kits Delaware Online March 29, 2016

Pages

keep up with backlog news

END THE BACKLOG is a JOYFUL HEART FOUNDATION initiative and a proud supporter of