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 identifies suspects in more than 37 percent of 8,000 tested Ohio rape kits Rachel Dissell August 5, 2015
DNA testing of sexual assault kits tops 8,000 in Ohio WKYC August 5, 2015
Aldermen probe allegations of backlogged rape kits; could impact local case Hyde Park Herald Sam Rappaport August 5, 2015
TEST400K Commends Governor Rauner for Signing HB369 Into Law Today PR Newswire August 5, 2015
Advocates laud state's new evidence law West Hartford News Christine Stuart August 5, 2015
Gov. Rauner Signs Rape Kit Bill Into Law ABC 7 Chicago August 4, 2015
Grady Memorial billing rape victims for free exams only latest problem Atlanta Journal-Constitution Willoughby Mariano August 4, 2015
Many rape kits remain untested Shreveport Times Zach Beaird August 4, 2015
DNA Linked Suspect to Avon Running Trail Sex Assault Case: Cops NBC Connecticut August 4, 2015
Failure to process rape kits is a disgrace The Times Herald Grace Grogan August 3, 2015
New sex assault task force to help victims in Johnson City WCYB Olivia Caridi August 3, 2015
Dialog with Women Matter leads Johnson City police to start sexual assault task force Johnson City Press Becky Campbell August 3, 2015
Indiana Opinion: Not testing rape kits is a failure of justice South Bend Tribune Indianapolis Star August 3, 2015
Law enforcement agencies tally untested rape kits Post Bulletin Associated Press August 3, 2015
Memphis to Host Summit on Sexual Assault Kits Memphis Daily News Bill Dries August 3, 2015
Sex assault task force created in Johnson City Washington Times Associated Press August 3, 2015
Agencies To Count Untested Rape Kits KVRR Bianca Buono August 2, 2015
Richardson: No more excuses when dealing with sexual assaults East Valley Tribune August 2, 2015
Minnesota law enforcement agencies tally untested rape kits SF Gate August 2, 2015
Bay area joins movement to process critical rape evidence Tampa Tribune Elizabeth Behrman August 2, 2015
With new law, Minnesota starts to tally untested rape kits FOX News Associated Press August 2, 2015
Editorial: Rape kits need more attention Ithaca Journal Editorial Board August 1, 2015
Extension of statute of limitations on rape prosecutions good, elimination would be better: editorial Editorial Board August 1, 2015
Grady Hospital rape kits to sit on GBI shelves CBS 46 La-Keya Stinchcomb July 31, 2015
DNA Leads To Arrest In Dallas Sexual Assault Case CBS DFW July 31, 2015


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