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
Sheriff: DNA Match Links Convicted Sex Offender to 2008 Rape Case WHO TV January 18, 2016
New Science-Based Brochure Provides Practical Guidance for Notifying Victims of Sex Assault After their Kit is Tested PR Newswire January 18, 2016
What's Being Done To Address The Country's Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits NPR NPR Staff January 17, 2016
Also up on Beacon Hill The Sun Chronicle January 17, 2016
POINT OF VIEW Push for bills to aid in sexual assault investigations My Palm Beach Post January 16, 2016
Editorial: Address disgraceful, disrespectful rape kit backlog My Palm Beach Post January 16, 2016
Oregon prosecutors could file rape charges indefinitely after crime if corroborating evidence arises, under proposed bill Maxine Bernstein January 15, 2016
DNA leads to arrest of Slidell man in 2009 Metairie rape: JPSO Michelle Hunter January 15, 2016
DNA clears Arizona man of 1983 murder SF Bay Daniel Montes January 15, 2016
Negron says outsourcing could help resolve sexual assault kit testing backlog Herald Tribune Dylan Pryor January 15, 2016
It's Not a Backlog, It's a Lack of Concern for Rape Victims Counter Punch Laura Finley January 15, 2016
DA explains why DNA doesn't exonerate convicted murderer Kenneth Clair Orange County Register Tony Saavedra January 15, 2016
New agreement could have Florida's 13,000 rape kit backlog cleared in 3 years Tampa Bay Times Jeremy Wallace January 14, 2016
Maestas Barnes Pre-Files Appropriations Requests To Address Rape Kit Backlog Los Alamos Daily Post Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes January 14, 2016
Some Lawmakers Want 'Better' FDLE Proposals On How To Take Care Of Rape Kits Backlog WFSU Sascha Cordner January 14, 2016
Athens police looking for help identifying suspect in two assaults uptown The Athens News January 14, 2016
FDLE dressed down over rape kit testing backlog Brandeton Herald Jeremy Wallace January 14, 2016
Negron Question FDLE On Backlog Of Rape Kits CBS Miami January 14, 2016
State Sen. Negron blasts as 'unacceptable' 6- to 8- year FDLE estimate to test rape kits Tampa Bay Times Jeremy Wallace January 13, 2016
Sexual assault survivors urge support of legislation to better track rape kits Mass Live Shira Schoenberg January 13, 2016
Little progress made on untested rape kits Post Crescent Keegan Kyle January 13, 2016
New Kentucky Bill Requires Rape Kits Be Tested Within 30 Days Nonprofit Quarterly Shafaq Hasan January 13, 2016
2013 assault tied to Kenosha man Kenosha News Janine Anderson January 13, 2016
Coakley: Rape survivors need their own bill of rights Boston Herald Martha Coakley January 13, 2016
Negron calls for quicker review of untested sexual assault kits Herald Tribune Dylan Pryor January 13, 2016


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