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
Our View: Survey of sexual assault kits a worthy endeavor The Daily Nonpareil March 9, 2017
SAFER Act will help rape victims get justice they deserve The Hill January 1, 2013
MU DNA expert leads pilot project to expedite sexual assault kit exams Herald Dispatch December 26, 2015
State must pay for assault prosecution Bowling Green Daily News September 13, 2015
Grant awarded to test rape kits Turlock Journal September 17, 2015
Eliminate statute of limitation on rape Pal-Item July 25, 2015
Florida attorney general wants all rape kits tested News-Press September 9, 2015
Donation supports Detroit rape kit backlog testing Hometown Life May 8, 2015
New York Lawmakers Vote For Funding Needed To Clear State’s Rape Kit Backlog CBS New York December 5, 2016
Florida Senators support stepped-up efforts to test rape kits Jacksonville Business Journal January 26, 2016
Federal Grant Helps Montana Continue Work of Testing Sexual Assault Kits Public News Service October 9, 2017
Attorney claims city withheld documents about rape kit backlog WMC Action News 5 November 13, 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
Addressing the Rape Kit Backlog WOSU Public Media July 9, 2014
Opinion: Virginia needs to provide funding to process untested rape kits Daily Press July 28, 2015
Leyva Bill Requiring Rape Kit Testing Passes Senate Public Safety Committee Loscerritos News April 4, 2018
Assemblywoman Skinner says new law addresses rape kit backlog KTVU San Francisco October 1, 2014
1,400 Backlogged Sexual Assault Kits to be Tested in Tennessee WGNS Radio September 10, 2015
New laws aim to speed up processing of rape evidence CBS2 Denver May 15, 2013
Charges: Man Linked To 2003 St. Paul Sex Assault, Burglary Through DNA CBS Minnesota January 21, 2016
Struggle to Process Backlogged Rape Kits Continues Uprising with Sonali May 21, 2015
Rape kit testing continuing WTAM 1100 May 21, 2015
Ogden police make arrest in 7-year-old rape case Good 4 Utah June 24, 2015

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