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 ENDTHEBACKLOG 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.
THE BACKLOG BLOGFebruary 4, 2014
Even then, it can solve and prevent crimes.
THE BACKLOG BLOGJanuary 7, 2014
By the late 1990s, the law enforcement community knew that rape kits were mounting by the thousands.