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.

Titlesort ascending Source Author(s) Post Date
West Michigan police chiefs explain untested rape kits WWMT Walter Smith-Randolph January 28, 2016
Wendy Davis: The Disturbing Reason Why Our Justice System is Failing Sexual Assault Survivors Cosmopolitan Wendy Davis August 30, 2016
Weekly Wrap Up: Rape Kit Backlog 4WomenWorldwide Shelley Seyler January 28, 2011
We're Letting Untested Rape Kits Languish In Warehouses And It Has huge Consequences Think Progress Tara Culp-Ressler May 21, 2015
We Should Be More Outraged about Rape in Detroit Detroit Free Press Nancy Kaffer January 6, 2018
We must stop the nightmare of rape by standing together behind the survivors The Altamont Enterprise Melissa Hale-Spencer October 29, 2015
We Made A Difference For 25 Million Survivors Of Sexual Assault — Here's How You Can, Too Refinery29 Amanda Nguyen October 18, 2016
WDOJ to start testing untested rape kits in local municipalities November 5, 2015
Wayne County to give $1M to rape kit investigations Detroit Free Press Katrease Stafford November 3, 2015
Wayne County to give $1M for rape kit investigations Washington Times Corey Williams November 3, 2015
Wayne County Receiving $1.5 Million from Government to Test Rape Kits WXYZ Detroit October 5, 2017
Wayne County Prosecutor's Office works to test 11,000 Detroit rape kits to reveal suspects Click On Detroit Chauncey Glover August 30, 2013
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is Tackling Detroit's Many Unsolved Rape Cases Madame Noire March 12, 2015
Wayne County partners with UPS to track Detroit rape kits Michigan Radio Sarah Cwik June 8, 2015
Wayne County OKs $1.5B budget, more funds for rape kits Detroit Free Press Eric D. Lawrence September 29, 2016
Wayne County Offers $1M To Fund Investigators For Rape Kit Backlog CBS Detroit November 3, 2015
Wayne County must put safety of its communities first: Sarah Tofte Detroit Free Press Sarah Tofte June 5, 2013
Wayne County getting share of federal grants to address untested rape kit backlog WXYZ Detroit September 10, 2015
Wayne County executive allocates $1M for rape kit investigations The Detroit News Oralandar Brand-Williams November 3, 2015
Wayne County Asking for $1 Million to Finish Testing Rape Kits WILX November 3, 2015
Washington State Patrol warns of backlog of rape kits Yakima Herald Donald W. Meyers December 31, 2015
Washington State Law Requires Rape Kit Testing NBC News May 14, 2015
Washington state lab needs more money to clear rape kit backlog The Bellingham Herald December 31, 2015
Washington State Gets $3M to Ease Backlog of 6,000 Untested Rape Kits Seattle Times Sara Jean Green October 7, 2017
Washington state bill addresses rape kit backlog KHQ 06 Cynthia Johnson April 8, 2015


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