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
Grant will help county address backlog of rape cases Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Paula Reed Ward September 12, 2015
Flint police say grant will help clear backlog of untested rape kits Jiquanda Johnson September 12, 2015
Austin & Travis Co. Get Help With Rape Kit Backlog KEYE TV September 12, 2015
New grant to allow CMPD to test nearly 900 untested rape kits FOX 46 Robin Kanady September 11, 2015
$1M granted to battle sexual assault in Duluth September 11, 2015
Federal grant will give $79M to speed up rape kit processing WAFF 48 Lauren Bale September 11, 2015
Heed Bondi's call: Don't leave rape kits untested Orlando Sentinel September 11, 2015
APD gets help to end rape kit backlog FOX 7 Bridget Spencer September 11, 2015
Iowa receiving $2 million to test rape kits September 11, 2015
Grant could ease rape-kit testing backlog, bring more victims forward WAVE 3 News Gordon Boyd September 11, 2015
State to test 100s of rape kits, some decades old FOX CT John Charlton September 11, 2015
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police reveal new funding for rape kits WSCOTV September 11, 2015
CMPD gets federal grant to test rape kits WCNC Michelle Boudin September 11, 2015
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


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