The Backlog

Media 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) Post Datesort ascending
DNA evidence links suspect to beating crime 6 years later News 2 SC Associated Press December 16, 2015
Lawmakers Asked To Allocate Funds To Clear Rape Kit Backlog Nevada Public Radio Associated Press December 16, 2015
Ledger records request leads to arrest: Lakeland man's DNA found in 6-year-old case The Ledger Clifford Parody December 15, 2015
Funding accepted to help reduce backlog of untested sexual assault kits in Flint Daily Journal Associated Press December 15, 2015
$1.3M will help clear Flint backlog of untested sexual assault kits Ron Fonger December 15, 2015
New Memphis Rape-Kit Facility a Model for Other Cities Nonprofit Quarterly Shafaq Hasan December 15, 2015
Justice Department Issues Guidance on Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence U.S. Department of Justice December 15, 2015
For Detroit rape victim, journey to justice arduous The Detroit News Laura Berman December 15, 2015
As Tipton pleads not guilty, rape victim hopes new charges will bring justice Montana Standard Jayme Fraser and Ashley Nerbovig December 14, 2015
'I was begging for my life,' victim testifies at East Pennsboro Twp. rape-at-gunpoint case Penn Live Steve Marroni December 14, 2015
Crime lab receiving grant for sexual assault cases FOX 4 Beaumont Haley Bull December 12, 2015
Agencies strategize over rape-kit backlog Herald Dispatch Courtney Hessler December 12, 2015
$1 million in federal grant money goes to WV for reducing backlog of untested rape kits December 12, 2015
WV Gets Federal Grant To Reduce Untested Rape Kits Gilbert D. McClanahan December 11, 2015
Justice efforts continue for untested rape kits in West Virginia Alyssa Pasinik December 11, 2015
Surveillance video, social media lead to kidnapping, rape arrest December 11, 2015
Rape kit storage room opens; thousands of kits still needed for testing FOX 13 Memphis Jim Spiewak December 11, 2015
Officials to discuss reducing untested rape kit backlog Times Union December 11, 2015
Memphis Opens DNA Storage Facility for Rape Kits Memphis Daily News Bill Dries December 11, 2015
Man gets 5 years for 2006 sexual assault of 13-year-old girl in Ford Heights FOX 32 Chicago December 10, 2015
Police: Rape kit links federal inmate to 2006 Lincoln case Grand Island Independent December 10, 2015
DNA of federal inmate connected to 2006 Lincoln rape Journal Star December 10, 2015
Minnesota should require all jurisdictions to test all rape kits MinnPost Dr. Steven H. Miles December 10, 2015
State must get caught up on rape kits Las Cruces Sun-News December 10, 2015
New $1 million rape evidence storage facility complete Commercial Appeal Katie Fretland December 10, 2015


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