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
Canyon County to gain nine SAFE nurses Idaho Press Ruth Brown October 16, 2015
Maryland Man Sentenced For 2014 State Paddy's Day Sexual Assault Onward State Lexi Shimkonis October 15, 2015
State auditor launches investigation into untested rape kits KOAT 7 Albuquerque Shelly Ribando October 15, 2015
Worthy, ESPN's Hill compete in rape kit fundraiser The Detroit News Oralandar Brand-Williams October 15, 2015
One-stop Van Nuys center opens to help victims of sexual assault Los Angeles Daily News Dana Bartholomew October 15, 2015
Testing for backlogged rape kits in Virginia hasn't started yet WSLS 10 Ananda Rochita October 15, 2015
Forensics organization to use grant for DNA profiling in rape cases The Daily Orange Arva Hassonjee October 15, 2015
Portland accepts $1.2 million grant to process untested rape kits FOX 12 Oregon FOX 12 Staff October 15, 2015
Portland City Council accepts federal grant to send untested sexual assault kits to lab Maxine Bernstein October 14, 2015
Man indicted for girl's rape, prostitution 10 years ago Toledo Blade Blade Staff October 14, 2015
DNA leads to arrest of Oklahoma man in girl's 1997 kidnapping The Weather Space Chelsea West October 14, 2015
Giving Hope Women's Circle Raises $4K for 'Enough SAID' Plymouth-Canton Patch Beth Dalbey October 14, 2015
How Grady Memorial Hospital proposes to fix its rape kit problem Willoughby Mariano October 14, 2015
Man arrested in July parking lot sexual assault in Roseville Roseville & Granite Bay Press Tribune Press Tribune crime desk October 14, 2015
Kidnapper withdraws guilty plea in 2008 sex assault solved by DNA The Morning Call Laurie Mason Schroeder October 14, 2015
DA hopefuls, State Auditor want to look into rape kit backlog NM Political Report Andy Lyman October 13, 2015
New Portland Police Standards for Rape Kit Testing Part of Effort to End Backlog Go Local PDX Brendan Murray October 13, 2015
Police: Ben Taub doctor charged with sexual assault may have other victims KHOU Kevin Reece October 12, 2015
State Rep files bill changing rape kit standards News 104.5 WOKV Stephanie Brown October 12, 2015
Bill would set rules for DNA evidence processing News 4 Jax October 12, 2015
Spartan? Wolverine? You can aid rape kit testing Detroit Free Press Rochelle Riley October 12, 2015
Michigan, Michigan State alumni use rivalry to fundraise for rape kit testing Click On Detroit October 12, 2015
Letter: If there's no war on women, explain these stats AZ Central Tammy Caputi October 12, 2015
No more excuses. Fund the Utah crime lab and test every rape kit Standard-Examiner Editorial Board October 11, 2015
Editorial: Use backlog of rape evidence to solve crimes Enquirer Editorial Board October 10, 2015


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