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
White House, Manhattan DA Pledge $79M To Clear Rape Kit Backlog CBS New York September 10, 2015
Joe Biden, Loretta Lynch Pledge Millions To Resolve Rape Kit Backlog HuffPost Politics Ashley Alman September 10, 2015
"Bicycle rapist" Joe Brown pleads guilty to three rapes Ida Lieszkovasky September 10, 2015
$78M Grant Announced to Eliminate, Reduce Untested Sexual Assault Kits Across the US My Champlain Valley Joe Gullo September 10, 2015
Dade Gets $1.9M For Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits CBS Miami Giovanna Maselli September 10, 2015
Nevada gets $5.6M to clear rape kit backlog Reno Gazette-Journal Associated Press September 10, 2015
White House, NYC announce $79M to clear rape kit backlog The Hill Jordan Fabian September 10, 2015
Politicians pledge nearly $80M for rape-kit testing New York Post September 10, 2015
Memphis To Receive $1.9 Million For Rape Kit Testing Local Memphis Montee Lopez September 10, 2015
Nearly $80 million set aside to help cities, counties clear stockpiles of untested sex assault kits Oregon Live Maxine Bernstein September 10, 2015
Nevada's 7500 untested rape kits will be processed thanks to $5.6M grant NBC 3 News Craig Fiegener September 10, 2015
Millions Earmarked to Clear 'Disturbing' Rape Kit Backlog NBC News Kate Snow, Rich McHugh, Tracy Connor September 10, 2015
DOJ gives $41M to help end rape kit backlog MSNBC The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart September 10, 2015
Memphis receiving nearly $4M for rape kit tests Commercial Appeal Michael Collins, Ryan Poe September 10, 2015
Metro Police receive grants to clear backlog of rape kits Las Vegas Sun Megan Messerly September 10, 2015
New DNA evidence links teen in West Acres shopping mall assault, kidnapping attempt to unsolved 2013 Grand Forks Herald Emily Welker September 10, 2015
Joe Biden Announces Millions Of Dollars To Be Assigned To Clear Massive Rape Kit Backlog Buzzfeed News Mary Ann Georgantopoulos September 10, 2015
10 Brilliant Dallas Women: Sergeant Amy Mills Is Testing All The Backlogged Rape Kits Dallas Observer Jennifer Davis-Lamm September 10, 2015
Wisconsin DOJ awarded $4M to help solve problem of untested 'rape kits' Samara Kalk Derby September 10, 2015
White House Gives Millions To Clear Rape Kit Backlog, Up To 70,000 Forgotten Kits Will Now Be Tested Inquistr Nathan Francis September 10, 2015
White House, NYC prosecutor pledge $79M to test rape kits Mashable Associated Press September 10, 2015
Authorities Invest $80 Million in Ending the Rape Kit Backlog Eliza Gray September 10, 2015
Amid US backlogs, Mass. keeps up with rape kit testing Boston Globe Catherine Cloutier and Todd Wallack September 10, 2015
Millions Earmarked to Clear Massive Rape Kit Backlog Yahoo! Health Jennifer Gerson Uffalussy September 10, 2015
Bureau of Justice Assistance Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Bureau of Justice Assistance U.S. Department of Justice September 10, 2015


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