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
RTI International to provide training and technical assistance for National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative RTI International September 16, 2015
DeWine releases July Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative update The Pike County Daily July 3, 2014
Wayne County Asking for $1 Million to Finish Testing Rape Kits WILX November 3, 2015
New state rape kit test mandate could reduce unsolved cases WWMT April 21, 2015
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
House approves Orwall bill to ensure testing of all rape kits March 2, 2015
Heed Bondi's call: Don't leave rape kits untested Orlando Sentinel September 11, 2015
After DNA test, man charged with 2001 rape of Valparaiso woman Post-Tribune July 18, 2014
Man Accused Of Rape Nearly 30-Years Ago Appears In Court CBS Miami August 18, 2014
TEST400K Commends Governor Rauner for Signing HB369 Into Law Today PR Newswire August 5, 2015
At Issue: Rape Kit Testing KPIX TV June 2, 2017
Study: Detroit Multidisciplinary Teams Creates Protocols for Responding to Untested Sexual Assault Kits PR Newswire April 7, 2015
Ohio's AG: About 8,400 rape kits tested for DNA matches FOX 19 Now September 4, 2015
Thumbs down: Slow action on rape kits unfair to public The Herald-Dispatch September 21, 2016
AG: 1st case tied to rape kits left in warehouse leads to conviction Lansing State Journal April 17, 2016
Report Released on Memphis Rape Kit Backlog NewsChannel5 June 18, 2014
FDLE releases plan to catch up on rape kit testing ABC 27 WTXL January 1, 2016
Detroit Prosecutor says $15 million needed to analyze 11,000 rape kits The Crime Report April 23, 2012
Cuyahoga County prosecutor wants help for rape DNA backlog The Independent December 13, 2014
KBI receives grant to test unsubmitted sexual assault kits September 15, 2015
KSP to receive $1.9 million grant to help with rape kit backlog September 10, 2015
Editorial: Let's hope Winter Haven's success is emulated The Ledger December 17, 2015
Salt Lake City rape data goes online The Salt Lake City Tribune June 3, 2014
Police: Rape suspect's DNA matched at 1 in 13 quintillion rate January 26, 2016


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