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
'The game's changed': Rape kit retesting gains momentum Star Beacon Justin Dennis September 13, 2015
Untested rape kits pile up in Portland, despite promises Washington Times Associated Press September 13, 2015
State must pay for assault prosecution Bowling Green Daily News September 13, 2015
Tenn., KY to receive funding to help clear rape kit backlog Dispatch Times News Media September 13, 2015
Editorial: Still more to be done on rape kit backlog Democrat & Chronicle Editorial Board September 13, 2015
Local law enforcement responds to influx of attention on rape kit testing The Ledger Clifford Parody September 13, 2015
Rape kit case files: A closer look The Ledger Clifford Parody September 12, 2015
Joe Biden Announces Plan To Fund Clearing the Rape Kit Backlog Refinery 29 Courtney E. Smith September 12, 2015
Memphis awarded $4M for rape kit backlog Knox News Adrian Sainz September 12, 2015
$79 million to end rape kit backlog FOX News September 12, 2015
Cornyn issues statement on Administration's announcement of additional resources to fight Rape Kit backlog The Observer Community Reports September 12, 2015
Jacksonville cutting back on untested rape kits KRWG News 22 News 22 Staff September 12, 2015
Grant will help county address backlog of rape cases Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Paula Reed Ward September 12, 2015
Flint police say grant will help clear backlog of untested rape kits Jiquanda Johnson September 12, 2015
Austin & Travis Co. Get Help With Rape Kit Backlog KEYE TV September 12, 2015
New grant to allow CMPD to test nearly 900 untested rape kits FOX 46 Robin Kanady September 11, 2015
$1M granted to battle sexual assault in Duluth September 11, 2015
Federal grant will give $79M to speed up rape kit processing WAFF 48 Lauren Bale September 11, 2015
Heed Bondi's call: Don't leave rape kits untested Orlando Sentinel September 11, 2015
APD gets help to end rape kit backlog FOX 7 Bridget Spencer September 11, 2015
Iowa receiving $2 million to test rape kits September 11, 2015
Grant could ease rape-kit testing backlog, bring more victims forward WAVE 3 News Gordon Boyd September 11, 2015
State to test 100s of rape kits, some decades old FOX CT John Charlton September 11, 2015
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police reveal new funding for rape kits WSCOTV September 11, 2015
CMPD gets federal grant to test rape kits WCNC Michelle Boudin September 11, 2015


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