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
San Francisco Police Make Progress On Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits CBS San Fransisco December 12, 2014
Virginia will outsource lab work for 2,000 untested rape kits in storage ABC 8 News September 11, 2015
Federal Grant Program to Help Reduce Backlog of Rape Kits Renewed NBC 29 News October 1, 2014
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' OregonLive.com September 15, 2015
Sen. John Cooke works to remove 10-year sex-assault statute of limitations The Greeley Tribune January 22, 2016
AG: FUNDS SECURED TO HELP END RAPE KIT BACKLOG WTVQ May 19, 2016
Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office to get funding for rape kit tests Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 11, 2015
Illinois Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Act Illinois General Assembly September 1, 2010
Fayetteville police win grant to process old rape kits Fay Observer October 21, 2015
Editorial: Florida needs to test all rape kits Tampa Bay Times November 6, 2015
Kentucky state senator wants rape kits tested within 90 days of submission WDRB September 25, 2015
Rape suspect arrested, charged 15 years after the alleged crime My FOX Memphis July 30, 2015
MU DNA expert leads pilot project to expedite sexual assault kit exams Herald Dispatch December 26, 2015
Tempe PD Ready to Have Backlog of Rape Kits Tested MSN.com January 29, 2016
New York Lawmakers Vote For Funding Needed To Clear State’s Rape Kit Backlog CBS New York December 5, 2016
SAFER Act will help rape victims get justice they deserve The Hill January 1, 2013
Donation supports Detroit rape kit backlog testing Hometown Life May 8, 2015
Our View: Survey of sexual assault kits a worthy endeavor The Daily Nonpareil March 9, 2017
1,400 Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits to be Tested in Tennessee WGNS Radio September 10, 2015
Federal Grant Helps Montana Continue Work of Testing Sexual Assault Kits Public News Service October 9, 2017
Understanding the case: Memphis' backlogged rape kits WMC Action News 5 September 18, 2014
California Attorney General's Office Awarded $1.6 Million Grant to Test Sexual Assault Evidence Kits Imperial Valley news September 14, 2015
State Auditor says report to be released on untested rape kits WKYT September 19, 2015
DNA Links Man To 2014 Bloomington Rape WBIW.com September 28, 2015

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