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
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
New bill to change statute of limitations for rape kit testing Our Quad Cities May 20, 2015
Governor Ducey Signs Bill To Achieve Justice For Sexual Assault Victims Prescott eNews March 22, 2017
Columbus man charged with first degree rape WTVA March 26, 2015
SF Misses Out On $2 Million In Grants To Clear Rape Kit Backlog CBS San Francisco June 5, 2015
Nearly $50M in Grants to Support Victim Groups, Rape Kit Testing NBC29.com November 17, 2015
Forensic Science Center DNA analyst delivers training on DNA's role in sexual assault investigations Huntington News June 23, 2015
Governor Signs Rape Kit Legislation Today ABC 13 News Now April 14, 2016
Thumb up: Bill would speed testing of rape kits in Florida EndTheBacklog January 28, 2016
Editorial: Push for money to test 'rape kits' a hopeful sign Palm Beach Post September 26, 2015
McCabe named to sexual assault forensic task force Daily Sun Times October 22, 2015
Denim Day Detroit Returns to End Rape Kit Backlog PR.com April 1, 2015
Senate committee approves rape case prosecution extension WLWT June 24, 2015
Delays in DNA The Blade August 17, 2014
Negron Question FDLE On Backlog Of Rape Kits CBS Miami January 13, 2016
DNA of Alleged Suspect Reportedly Matches Rape of 69-Year-Old Woman CBS 58 January 25, 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
Disturbing new evidence of backlog of untested rape kits CBS News May 19, 2015
PATH center and program at Akron General hospital helps victims of sexual assault, domestic violence News Net 5 October 29, 2015
Grayson County Looks to Add Rape Kit Testing KTEN July 10, 2014
Memphis Gets Big Grant for Rape Kit Testing NYSE Post September 11, 2015

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