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 Sourcesort descending Author(s) Post Date
Wayne County Offers $1M To Fund Investigators For Rape Kit Backlog CBS Detroit November 3, 2015
Sen. Wendy Davis hopes new tax can help tackle rape kit backlog CBS DFW May 30, 2012
Dallas DA Doubles Sex Assault Unit To Handle Influx Of Cold Cases CBS DFW Brian New June 24, 2015
DNA Leads To Arrest In Dallas Sexual Assault Case CBS DFW July 31, 2015
New DNA Standards Could Lead To Thousands of Texas Retrials CBS DFW October 6, 2015
Pair Arrested in 2008 Sexual Assault Case CBS DFW January 7, 2016
Leyva Introduces Legislation to Require Testing of Rape Kits East County Today ECT February 20, 2018
Why Rape Kits Are Crucial In The Fight Against Sexual Assault Elite Daily Alexia LaFata November 28, 2016
This Training Helps Nurses Treat Sexual Assault Survivors With Life-Changing Results Elite Daily Alexandra Svokos November 29, 2016
Make War On Rapists, Not Drugs Emory Wheel Safiyah Bharwani September 20, 2015
Attorney General Madigan: Sexual Assault Survivors Will Not Pay for Exams eNews Park Forest Press Release August 25, 2015
Tracking the Backlog and Searching for Justice Eugene Weekly Corinne Boyer February 16, 2017
Sexual assault kit testing initiative exceeds goal Fairborn Daily Herald September 6, 2014
Legislation to Support Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Goes to President's Desk Feminist Majority Foundation Blog Feminist Newswire September 23, 2014
Police and Survivor Advocates Slowly Churn Through a Backlog of Forgotten Rape Kits Flagpole Kat Khoury November 30, 2016
Montana Receives $2 Million to Test and Track Rape Kits Flathead Beacon Molly Priddy October 17, 2016
Over 2,000 previously untested sexual assault kits have been analyzed by the FDLE Florida Politics Larry Griffin January 25, 2017
Jacksonville City Council funds sexual assault test kits, body cameras Florida Politics A.G. Gancarski February 28, 2017
Rape kits delayed is justice denied, Part 3 Florida Politics Florence Snyder March 23, 2017
Officials: Untested rape kits could cause delays, injustice Floyd County Times Sheldon Compton July 30, 2015
Justice Denied (Again) Folio Weekly Claire Goforth January 20, 2016
Untested rape kits at SLCPD to be re-reviewed FOX13Now Fox 13 News June 2, 2014
SLCPD posts details on untested rape kits online FOX13Now Annie Cutler June 3, 2014
Convicted sex offender arrested, accused of raping woman with mental health condition Fox13 Salt Lake City Ashton Edwards and Carly Figueroa August 7, 2014
Discovery of rape kit leads to man's arrest years after alleged crimes occurred FOX 13 Salt Lake City Matt McDonald June 25, 2015

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