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.

Titlesort descending Source Author(s) Post Date
AG Says More Rape Kits Being Submitted for Testing Star Advertiser October 5, 2017
AG's Office hosts sexual assault cold case training in effort to end backlog of untested rape kits Spectrum News Don Weber April 11, 2017
AG: $3M will be used to prosecute Detroit rape cases Detroit Free Press Robert Allen May 19, 2015
AG: 1,800 untested rape kits, 28 in St. Clair County The Times Herald Beth LeBlanc January 30, 2016
AG: 1st case tied to rape kits left in warehouse leads to conviction Lansing State Journal April 17, 2016
AG: First two indictments from untested rape kits NBC3 WKYC Kim Wendel March 14, 2013
AG: FUNDS SECURED TO HELP END RAPE KIT BACKLOG WTVQ May 19, 2016
AG: Ohio has tested 7,000 rape kits, found 2,500+ DNA matches Associated Press WLWT April 9, 2015
Agencies cooperating with request for information on untested rape kits Billings Gazette Holly Michels December 29, 2015
Agencies Now In Compliance With New Sexual Assault Policies WUKY Josh James February 6, 2017
Agencies say they're following law with untested rape kits Star Tribune Shannon Prather and Karen Zamora December 8, 2015
Agencies strategize over rape-kit backlog Herald Dispatch Courtney Hessler December 12, 2015
Agencies tackling rape kit backlog Messenger-Inquirer James Mayse August 21, 2015
Agencies To Count Untested Rape Kits KVRR Bianca Buono August 2, 2015
Agencies with most untested rape kits defend practices WEAU.com December 8, 2015
Agencies work to process backlog of untested rape kits WTOC Conny Cooper May 13, 2015
Agency curbs rape kit testing Dubuque Telegraph Herald Associated Press December 14, 2014
Aiding those in recovery Leader and Times January 7, 2017
Akron felon accused of sexually assaulting sleeping woman Cleveland.com Adam Ferrise April 21, 2015
Akron General starting Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program Crain's Cleveland Business October 29, 2015
Akron man convicted of killing Iraq War veteran sentenced in 2000 rape Cleveland.com Kaylee Remington November 23, 2016
Akron man sentenced for sexual assault of foreign exchange student Cleveland.com Adam Ferrise January 26, 2016
Alameda County gets $500,000 to reduce rape kit backlog Contra Costa Times Paul T. Rosynsky March 27, 2013
Alameda County receives grant to reduce rape kit backlog CBS2 San Fran March 26, 2013
Alameda County Teams With FBI In Hopes Of Processing Backlog Of DNA Rape Kits Faster CBS SF Bay Area Dave Pandilla August 12, 2014

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