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 View: Improve DNA testing of rape kits Panama City News Herald September 18, 2015
S.F. Police Chief Suhr makes right decision on rape-kit backlog SF Chronicle June 10, 2015
Vice President Biden Heads to New York City Thursday To Focus on Economy, Sexual Assault Cases ABC 7 Eyewitness News September 9, 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
Salt Lake City rape data goes online The Salt Lake City Tribune June 3, 2014
FDLE releases plan to catch up on rape kit testing ABC 27 WTXL January 1, 2016
MSU Scholar Honored for Helping Rape Victims Michigan State University April 3, 2015
Richardson: No more excuses when dealing with sexual assaults East Valley Tribune August 2, 2015
Editorial: Let's hope Winter Haven's success is emulated The Ledger December 17, 2015
Man Charged in 2010 Cold Case Sexual Assault After Victim Passed Away CBS Denver October 9, 2015
Oxnard Police Nab Suspect Wanted For April Sexual Assault CBS Los Angeles July 2, 2015
DNA testing of sexual assault kits tops 8,000 in Ohio WKYC August 5, 2015
Federal Grant Program to Help Reduce Backlog of Rape Kits Renewed NBC 29 News October 1, 2014
San Francisco Police Make Progress On Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits CBS San Fransisco December 12, 2014
Man Facing Rape Charges in Daviess County August 19, 2015
Taos police account for untested evidence The Taos News November 1, 2015
Kym Worthy to speak at Giving Hope annual event Hometown Life September 4, 2015
Virginia will outsource lab work for 2,000 untested rape kits in storage ABC 8 News September 11, 2015
Sexual Assault Advocate Speaks Out About Rape Kit Backlog WICS May 22, 2015
Thousands of Rape Kits Untested in US Daily Beast July 16, 2015
Mayor calls Police Bureau's dismal history on handling of sex assault kits 'unacceptable' September 15, 2015
Sen. John Cooke works to remove 10-year sex-assault statute of limitations The Greeley Tribune January 22, 2016
Illinois Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act Illinois General Assembly September 1, 2010
Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office to get funding for rape kit tests Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 11, 2015


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