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
Struggle to Process Backlogged Rape Kits Continues Uprising with Sonali May 21, 2015
Florida attorney general wants all rape kits tested News-Press September 9, 2015
Opinion: Virginia needs to provide funding to process untested rape kits Daily Press July 28, 2015
Understanding the case: Memphis' backlogged rape kits WMC Action News 5 September 18, 2014
State must pay for assault prosecution Bowling Green Daily News September 13, 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
Grant awarded to test rape kits Turlock Journal September 17, 2015
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
Rape suspect arrested, charged 15 years after the alleged crime My FOX Memphis July 30, 2015
1,400 Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits to be Tested in Tennessee WGNS Radio September 10, 2015
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
Our View: Survey of sexual assault kits a worthy endeavor The Daily Nonpareil March 9, 2017
Federal Grant Helps Montana Continue Work of Testing Sexual Assault Kits Public News Service October 9, 2017
Sorenson Forensics Assists in Testing Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Stockpile in Michigan Business Wire September 3, 2015
Serial Rapist Gets Life WTAM 1100 June 30, 2015
DNA Linked Suspect to Avon Running Trail Sex Assault Case: Cops NBC Connecticut August 3, 2015
Lawmakers approve $1 million to continue testing backlogged rape kits Nevada Appeal December 16, 2012
New bill to change statute of limitations for rape kit testing Our Quad Cities May 20, 2015
SF Misses Out On $2 Million In Grants To Clear Rape Kit Backlog CBS San Francisco June 5, 2015
DeWine releases sexual assault kit testing update Times Leader Online September 5, 2015
Forensic Science Center DNA analyst delivers training on DNA's role in sexual assault investigations Huntington News June 23, 2015

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