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
What $1 million in federal funding means for NOPD's rape kit backlog Gambit Alex Woodward September 11, 2015
W. Va. gets nearly $3M grants for sexual assault kits backlog West Virginia Record Chris Dickerson September 11, 2015
NOPD awarded $1 million grant to clear rape kit backlog Jonathan Bullington September 11, 2015
Guest Column: Testing rape kits is an issue of public safety Pam Bondi September 11, 2015
Duluth Police Get $1M Grant to Help Victims of Sexual Violence FOX 21 September 11, 2015
Alameda, Contra Costa counties among recipients of grant to test rape kit backlog Contra Costa Times Bay City News Service September 11, 2015
Rape Kit Backlog Testing Gets $41 Million Boost From Obama Administration Elizabeth Nolan Brown September 11, 2015
Austin, Travis County authorities to receive money to solve rape cases My Statesman Katie Urbaszewski September 11, 2015
Virginia will outsource lab work for 2,000 untested rape kits in storage ABC 8 News September 11, 2015
MN has no uniform standards for when to test rape kits KARE 11 Lou Raguse September 11, 2015
West Virginia labs sharing nearly $3 million to help process backlog in unprocessed rape kits WOWKTV Linda Harris September 11, 2015
Federal money to help with untested rape kits Financial News & Daily Record September 11, 2015
Rape kit grant of $1.9M awarded to Kentucky State Police WTVQ WTVQ Web Desk September 11, 2015
Nevada to Get $5.6M to Clear Backlog of Untested Rape Kits KOLO 8 News September 11, 2015
Untested Rape Kits to be Counted KGAN 2 September 11, 2015
Money On The Way To Assess Untested Rape Kits KOLA 8 News Terri Russell September 11, 2015
Iowa gets two million dollars to test sexual assault kits KWWL Amanda Gilbert September 11, 2015
2 Bay Area Counties Among Recipients of Grant to Test Rape Kit Backlog CBS SF Bay Area September 11, 2015
Michigan agencies to get money for rape kit testing FOX 2 News September 11, 2015
Connecticut gets $1.4M grant to process sex assault kits SF Gate September 11, 2015
Memphis gets nearly $4 million for rape kit testing Associated Press September 11, 2015
Grant To Help Reduce Backlog of Assault Kits September 11, 2015
Virginia receives $1.4 million to test sexual assault evidence kits Progress Index September 11, 2015
Not every untested rape kit will go to court First Coast News Clark Fouraker September 11, 2015
Arkansas to receive grant money for untested rape kits THV 11 Macy Jenkins September 11, 2015


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