The Backlog

Media 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
Highland County has no untested rape kits Highland Today Gary Pinnell September 15, 2015
Opinion: A win for justice, Virginia will analyze more than 2,000 untested rape kits Daily Press September 15, 2015
KCPD, KBI receiving money to test backlog of rape kits Lexi Sutter September 15, 2015
Cutting down on untested sexual assault kits Brian Tabick September 15, 2015
Local groups react to backlogged sexual assault kit funding WOWKTV Hillary Hall September 14, 2015
Grant to help Fayetteville police test cold case sex assault kits Fay Observer September 14, 2015
Federal funds to help GA sexual assault kit backlog WTOC Sean Evans September 14, 2015
Police: Arrest Made In Connection With Sexual Assault in Germantown CBS Philly Rahel Solomon September 14, 2015
Adam Bowers Sentenced In 2001 Sexual Assault Case 5 News September 14, 2015
Federal funds help Connecticut address almost 1,000 untested rape kits New Haven Register Elizabeth Regan September 14, 2015
Arizona agencies get funding to cut backlog of rape evidence KPHO Phil Benson September 14, 2015
Harrison County man sentences for 2001 sexual assault and robbery of elderly woman Metro News Aaron Payne September 14, 2015
Money isn't the only reason why police have ignored 80,000 rape kits The Guardian Jessica Valenti September 14, 2015
Bozeman man convicted of sexual assault seeks new trial September 14, 2015
U.S. to spend $80 million on solving rape kit backlog Women in the World New York Times September 14, 2015
20 States Receiving Grants to Process Backlog of Rape Evidence Public News Service September 14, 2015
Virginia will test 2,00 rape kits connected to unsolved cases Pilot Online Jenna Portnoy September 14, 2015
California Attorney General's Office Awarded $1.6 Million Grant to Test Sexual Assault Evidence Kits Imperial Valley news September 14, 2015
Some Relief for Tennessee Rape Kit Testing Backlog Public News Service September 14, 2015
KSP receives $1.8 Million to test backlogged rape kits Ohio County Monitor OC Monitor Staff September 14, 2015
City Asks High Court to Review $18M Verdict on Rape Kit New York Law Journal Jeff Storey September 14, 2015
Little effort made to track sexual assault kits despite Portland's vows to test more Carli Brosseau September 13, 2015
Report: Backlog of untested sexual assault kits grows in Portland, despite promises Daily Journal Associated Press September 13, 2015
Why 4,700 Rape Kits In Oregon Have Yet To Be Tested OPB FM Amelia Templeton September 13, 2015
Thousands of untested sex assault kits piled up in trail of broken promises by Portland police Maxine Bernstein September 13, 2015


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