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
Rape kit backlog funds provide new counseling WMC Action News 5 Felicia Bolton September 16, 2015
Hundreds of rape kits untested in Washoe County Reno Gazette-Journal Seth A. Richardson September 16, 2015
Editorial: Rape-kit testing Herald-Tribune September 16, 2015
Editorial: Support Bondi's quest to resolve rape cases The Ledger September 16, 2015
Editorial: Florida lawmakers should fund effort to clear backlog of rape kit testing Tampa Tribune September 16, 2015
RTI International to provide training and technical assistance for National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative RTI International September 16, 2015
America, test all the rape kits Washington Post Editorial Board September 16, 2015
Justice Denied The Register Guard September 16, 2015
Rape kit evidence delayed in reaching state lab Central Connecticut Communications Lisa Backus September 16, 2015
DNA takes the stage at Sunnyside rape trial Houston Chronicle Brian Rogers September 16, 2015
Rape kit backlog: Funding opportunity missed KOAT Megan Cruz September 16, 2015
Changing the statute of limitations for sexual assault 9 News Victoria Sanchez September 15, 2015
Thousands of untested sexual assault kits in Virginia to be tested Your 4 State Michella Drapac September 15, 2015
KBI receives grant to test unsubmitted sexual assault kits September 15, 2015
Man pleads guilty in decades old rape case Troy Daily News Melanie Yingst September 15, 2015
Memphis Gets Funding to Complete Rape Kit Testing Local Memphis September 15, 2015
District Attorney's reaction to $2 million rape kit grant in Georgia WTOC WTOC Staff September 15, 2015
Bail set at $500K for suspected attacker caught by DNA Sari Soffer September 15, 2015
Mayor calls Police Bureau's dismal history on handling of sex assault kits 'unacceptable' September 15, 2015
Cassie Macduff: Rape kits should never be allowed to pile up again Press Enterprise Cassie Macduff September 15, 2015
King County Council approves funding to address untested rape kits Kent Reporter September 15, 2015
Bill Seeks Money For Processing Rape Kits CBS Local September 15, 2015
Mountain State to Receive $3 Million for Sexual Assault Kit Testing 5 News Matthew Baumgarten September 15, 2015
Man charged in fatal stabbing, sexual assault of Frederick woman Frederick News Post Jeremy Arias September 15, 2015
Funding will bring a welcome end to long wait for DNA evidence tests Pilot Online Roger Chesley September 15, 2015


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