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
Aiding those in recovery Leader and Times January 7, 2017
Akron felon accused of sexually assaulting sleeping woman 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 Kaylee Remington November 23, 2016
Akron man sentenced for sexual assault of foreign exchange student 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
Alameda County working with FBI to analyze untested rape kits Daily Californian Madeleine Pauker August 13, 2014
Alameda, Contra Costa counties among recipients of grant to test rape kit backlog Contra Costa Times Bay City News Service September 11, 2015
Alaska crime lab cutting down backlog of rape kits The Daily Progress February 3, 2017
Alaska gets $1M federal grant to process backlog of sex-assault evidence kits Alaska Dispatch News Erica Martinson October 6, 2016
Alaska House discusses backlog of untested sexual assault kits Associated Press March 27, 2015
Alaska House panel moves bill requesting sexual assault kit report Associated Press March 31, 2015
Alaska officials draft plan to test shelved sex assault kits Miami Herald Associated Press August 25, 2017
Albuquerque Mayor Wants Police to Clear Rape Kit Backlog U.S. News & World Report Mary Hudetz January 17, 2018
Albuquerque to Test Huge Rape Kit Backlog Public News Service October 10, 2017
Alderman Call for Answers on Possible Rape Kit Backlog CBS Chicago July 27, 2015
Alderman To Ask Chicago Police About Unprocessed Rape Kits ABC 7 News Associated Press July 27, 2015
Alderman to hold hearing on untested rape kits Chicago Tribune John Byrne July 27, 2015
Aldermen Decry Backlog in Thousands of Untested Rape Kits DNAinfo Ted Cox July 27, 2015
Aldermen probe allegations of backlogged rape kits; could impact local case Hyde Park Herald Sam Rappaport August 5, 2015
All of San Francisco's rape victims deserve to have their kits tested San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle June 7, 2015
All Rape Kits Must Be Tested Daily Item Daily Item Editorial Board December 25, 2017
All rape kits must be tested in 'timely manner' under new AZ law 3TV News Catherine Holland March 22, 2017


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