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
State Police Announce Specialized Unit for Rape Kit Processing Michigan.gov April 19, 2012
Ky. audit explains rape-kit backlog problem The Courier-Journal September 21, 2015
Editorial: All rape kits should be tested Greenville Online July 21, 2015
Grant approved for CMPD to test nearly 900 untested rape kits FOX 46 September 28, 2015
Editorial: Pick some legislative priorities for the next session Bend Bulletin October 10, 2015
Lack of compassion for rape victims is startling Sun Sentinel October 16, 2015
Nearly $50M in Grants to Support Victim Groups, Rape Kit Testing NBC29.com November 17, 2015
Rape suspect free for 11 years, despite victim naming her attacker WMAC Action News 5 June 11, 2015
Santa Clara County Supes Pass Sexual Assault Kit Analysis Recommendation CBS SF February 27, 2018
Sex offender accused in 2011 rape facing new charges in another rape this year KATU July 1, 2017
Columbus man charged with first degree rape WTVA March 26, 2015
Our view: Sex assault evidence kit press release creates confusion Our Midland February 1, 2016
Lawmakers approve $1 million to continue testing backlogged rape kits Nevada Appeal December 16, 2012
Working to eradicate backlog of rape kits awaiting tests NewsWorks May 5, 2016
DNA Linked Suspect to Avon Running Trail Sex Assault Case: Cops NBC Connecticut August 3, 2015
Serial Rapist Gets Life WTAM 1100 June 30, 2015
Federal money to help with untested rape kits Financial News & Daily Record September 11, 2015
Nearly 2,000 CODIS Hits Through Sexual Assault Kit Testing The Daily Jeffersonian November 10, 2014
Rape kit results tie man to second rape case FOX 13 Memphis January 28, 2016
New Law Prompts Rape Kit Review NWA Homepage September 24, 2015
Minnesota inmate linked to 7-year-old Platteville sexual assault case Telegraph-Herald September 22, 2016
Alderman Call for Answers on Possible Rape Kit Backlog CBS Chicago July 27, 2015
Fundraising campaign aims to get remaining Detroit rape kits tested Click On Detroit October 6, 2015
Editorial: A rape kit calamity SavannahNow February 21, 2017
Governor Signs Rape Kit Legislation Today ABC 13 News Now April 14, 2016

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