The Backlog

News 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
Phoenix law enforcement receives millions in grants to clear rape kit backlog KTAR News Kathy Cline October 5, 2016
Grant to help reduce the sexual assault kit backlog in Nevada KTNV October 5, 2016
Lions LB DeAndre Levy helping raise money to test old rape kits Detroit Free Press Dave Birkett October 4, 2016
DOJ grant seen slashing AZ backlog of untested sex assault test kits Phil Benson October 4, 2016
Oregon matches DNA from 33 rape kits, still has backlog The Register-Guard Associated Press October 4, 2016
DNA Matches Found in Oregon's Rape Kit Backlog The Portland Mercury Megan Burbank October 3, 2016
California Is Removing the Statute of Limitations for Rape Vice Alexis Linkletter October 3, 2016
Hawaii makes ‘progress’ in dealing with massive number of untested rape kits Maui Time Anthony Pignataro October 3, 2016
Wisconsin still lags on testing rape kits Post-Crescent Keegan Kyle October 2, 2016
Why state police are grappling with a rape kits backlog Statesman Journal Gordon Friedman October 2, 2016
Death row inmate indicted in 1975 Delray murder case Palm Beach Post Julis Whigham II September 30, 2016
Special prosecutors to tackle untested rape kits in 3 new counties Michigan Radio Kate Wells September 30, 2016
Sexual Assault Kit Task Force, Case Western researchers get $3 million for rape kit work, to collect 'owed' DNA Rachel Dissell September 30, 2016
Wayne County OKs $1.5B budget, more funds for rape kits Detroit Free Press Eric D. Lawrence September 29, 2016
Montana Receives $2 Million Grant to Test 1,400 Rape Kits News Talk KGVO Jon King September 29, 2016
In wake of Cosby scandal, California removes statute of limitations for rape charges NYT Live Women in the World Staff September 29, 2016
After Cosby, California Changes Its Rape Laws The Atlantic Matt Ford September 29, 2016
DNA leads to arrest in Cape Coral case NBC 2 Joe Roetz and Graham Hunter September 28, 2016
New California law ends 10-year statute of limitations on rape SF Gate Melody Gutierrez September 28, 2016
WV moves forward on rape kit testing Herald-Dispatch Courtney Hessler September 28, 2016
Rape Survivors Are Suing to Have Their Rape Kits Processed Vice Beth Winegarner September 28, 2016
Rape Kits: Legislators must help eliminate testing backlog The Parkersburg News and Sentinel The Parkersburg News and Sentinel Editorial Board September 28, 2016
Here's Some Good News for Sexual-Assault Victims Mother Jones Kanyakrit Vongkiatkajorn September 28, 2016
West Virginia receives $1 million for sexual assault kit testing The Register-Herald Wendy Holdren September 27, 2016
Feds Kick In $38M More to Fight Rape-Kit Backlog Courthouse News Service Nick Divito September 27, 2016


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