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
California Attorney General's Office Awarded $1.6 Million Grant to Test Sexual Assault Evidence Kits Imperial Valley news September 14, 2015
New York Lawmakers Vote For Funding Needed To Clear State’s Rape Kit Backlog CBS New York December 5, 2016
Sorenson Forensics Assists in Testing Sexual Assault Evidence Kit Stockpile in Michigan Business Wire September 3, 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
New laws aim to speed up processing of rape evidence CBS2 Denver May 15, 2013
Rape Kit Backlog Report: MPD Adhered To Nationally Accepted Standards myFOXMemphis June 17, 2014
Federal Grant Helps Montana Continue Work of Testing Sexual Assault Kits Public News Service October 9, 2017
Donation supports Detroit rape kit backlog testing Hometown Life May 8, 2015
Florida Senators support stepped-up efforts to test rape kits Jacksonville Business Journal January 26, 2016
Attorney claims city withheld documents about rape kit backlog WMC Action News 5 November 13, 2015
Eliminate statute of limitation on rape Pal-Item July 25, 2015
Understanding the case: Memphis' backlogged rape kits WMC Action News 5 September 18, 2014
Untested Rape Kits to be Counted KGAN 2 September 11, 2015
Our View: Survey of sexual assault kits a worthy endeavor The Daily Nonpareil March 9, 2017
Struggle to Process Backlogged Rape Kits Continues Uprising with Sonali May 21, 2015
King County Council approves funding to address untested rape kits Kent Reporter September 15, 2015
Charges: Man Linked To 2003 St. Paul Sex Assault, Burglary Through DNA CBS Minnesota January 21, 2016
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
State must get caught up on rape kits Las Cruces Sun-News December 9, 2015
Leyva Bill Requiring Rape Kit Testing Passes Senate Public Safety Committee Loscerritos News April 4, 2018
SAFER Act will help rape victims get justice they deserve The Hill January 1, 2013
Oregon Sexual Assault Examiner (SAE)/ Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Certification Commission Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner December 31, 2012
Sex offender accused in 2011 rape facing new charges in another rape this year KATU July 1, 2017

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