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Across the country, the rape kit backlog is making headlines. Journalists are uncovering backlogs, jurisdictions are implementing reforms to track and test rape kits and citizens are taking action. In the Media Center, you'll find the latest information about the backlog, including: commentary from the END THE BACKLOG staff and backlog reformers, first-person testimonials from those impacted by the backlog, an archive of news articles, op-eds, investigative reports, legislation and government publications we've identified, and more.

EndTheBacklogFebruary 15, 2017

Guest Post: California Expands Rapid DNA Analysis System

In this End The Backlog exclusive, the California Department of Justice Jan Bashinski DNA Laboratory outlines the advantages of the Rapid DNA Service (RADS) system, which is now being expanded across the state.

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THE BACKLOG BLOGJanuary 22, 2014

Rape Kit Backlogs Discovered in Utah

Earlier this month, The Salt Lake Tribune reported backlogs in several jurisdictions in Utah and at the state crime lab.

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