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
Governor Ducey Signs Bill To Achieve Justice For Sexual Assault Victims Prescott eNews March 22, 2017
DeWine releases sexual assault kit testing update Times Leader Online September 5, 2015
Federal money to help with untested rape kits Financial News & Daily Record September 11, 2015
New Law Prompts Rape Kit Review NWA Homepage September 24, 2015
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
Lack of compassion for rape victims is startling Sun Sentinel October 16, 2015
Sex offender accused in 2011 rape facing new charges in another rape this year KATU July 1, 2017
Nearly $50M in Grants to Support Victim Groups, Rape Kit Testing NBC29.com November 17, 2015
New laws confront unsolved rapes, HIV Miami Herald March 23, 2016
State Police Announce Specialized Unit for Rape Kit Processing Michigan.gov April 19, 2012
Rape suspect free for 11 years, despite victim naming her attacker WMAC Action News 5 June 11, 2015
Rape survivors fight back against injustice of rape kit backlog W*USA 9 October 17, 2014
Editorial: Push for money to test 'rape kits' a hopeful sign Palm Beach Post September 26, 2015
Bill Would Allow Rape Victims To Keep Their Names Out Of Police Reports CBS Denver February 10, 2015
McCabe named to sexual assault forensic task force Daily Sun Times October 22, 2015
Grayson County Looks to Add Rape Kit Testing KTEN July 10, 2014
CMPD disputes national group's claim of untested rape kit numbers WSCOTV May 20, 2015
Grant To Help Reduce Backlog of Assault Kits WILX.com September 11, 2015
Sheriff: DNA Match Links Convicted Sex Offender to 2008 Rape Case WHO TV January 18, 2016
DNA Leads To Arrest In Dallas Sexual Assault Case CBS DFW July 31, 2015
Bill would set rules for DNA evidence processing News 4 Jax October 12, 2015
PATH center and program at Akron General hospital helps victims of sexual assault, domestic violence News Net 5 October 29, 2015
Address the untested rape kit backlog Miami Herald January 6, 2016
State Auditor Tim Keller Launches Statewide “Rape Kit” Backlog Audit Office of the New Mexico State Auditor May 5, 2016

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