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
Editorial: Pick some legislative priorities for the next session Bend Bulletin October 10, 2015
Our view: Sex assault evidence kit press release creates confusion Our Midland February 1, 2016
Governor Ducey Signs Bill To Achieve Justice For Sexual Assault Victims Prescott eNews March 22, 2017
Serial Rapist Gets Life WTAM 1100 June 30, 2015
Nearly 2,000 CODIS Hits Through Sexual Assault Kit Testing The Daily Jeffersonian November 10, 2014
State Police Announce Specialized Unit for Rape Kit Processing Michigan.gov April 19, 2012
McCabe named to sexual assault forensic task force Daily Sun Times October 22, 2015
Memphis Gets Big Grant for Rape Kit Testing NYSE Post September 11, 2015
LabCorps' link to solving Backlog in crime testing The Times News October 3, 2015
Sheriff: DNA Match Links Convicted Sex Offender to 2008 Rape Case WHO TV January 18, 2016
Delays in DNA The Blade August 17, 2014
Address the untested rape kit backlog Miami Herald January 6, 2016
Rape victim speaks out in hopes of finding attacker WSBTV June 22, 2015
State Auditor Tim Keller Launches Statewide “Rape Kit” Backlog Audit Office of the New Mexico State Auditor May 5, 2016
PATH center and program at Akron General hospital helps victims of sexual assault, domestic violence News Net 5 October 29, 2015
Costa Mesa Police Identify At-Large Suspect In 1997 Cold Case Rape/Murder CBS Los Angeles February 23, 2017
Grayson County Looks to Add Rape Kit Testing KTEN July 10, 2014
New $1 million facility opened by Memphis police will provide storage for rape evidence Daily Journal December 26, 2015
Denim Day Detroit Returns to End Rape Kit Backlog PR.com April 1, 2015
Report finds SMC should keep public updated on rape kit testing The San Francisco Examiner July 13, 2016
Senate committee approves rape case prosecution extension WLWT June 24, 2015
Rape survivors fight back against injustice of rape kit backlog W*USA 9 October 17, 2014
Bill Would Allow Rape Victims To Keep Their Names Out Of Police Reports CBS Denver February 10, 2015
DNA Leads To Arrest In Dallas Sexual Assault Case CBS DFW July 31, 2015
Editorial: Push for money to test 'rape kits' a hopeful sign Palm Beach Post September 26, 2015

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