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Houston Forensic Science Center Outsources DNA Work to Tackle Backlog

June 20, 2018
The Houston Forensic Science Center will outsource most of its DNA work to a private laboratory for the next 10 months to play catch-up with a backlog of evidence.

Busting the Backlog

January 3, 2018

By establishing new policies for processing rape kit evidence and by adopting victim-centered investigation strategies, departments can close more sexual assault cases.

Florida Crime Labs Help Eliminate Backlog of Rape Kits

May 9, 2016
A new law in Florida is investing $10.7 million in Florida's crime laboratories.

Video: More Than 40 Police Agencies to Get $79M to Test Rape Kits

September 11, 2015
The combined grants from the Manhattan DA and the U.S. Justice Department will provide funds to more than 40 law enforcement jurisdictions to pay for crime-lab processing of 70,000 untested sexual assault evidence kits, expediting a process that could help identify perpetrators of sex crimes.

More Than 40 Police Agencies to Get $79M to Test Rape Kits

September 11, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. on Thursday announced they will devote a combined $79 million to combat the accumulation of untested sexual assault kits held by police agencies across the country. More Here.

All Backlogged San Francisco Rape Kits to be Tested this Year

June 11, 2015
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr on Tuesday said the city’s entire backlog of old rape kits has been counted by hand and will be tested by the end of the year with money already in the department’s budget.

Prosecutors Criticize D.C. Crime Lab’s Handling of Some DNA Evidence

March 6, 2015
D.C. prosecutors have stopped sending DNA evidence to the city’s new state-of-the-art crime lab after they said they discovered errors in the way analysts determined whether a sample can be linked to a suspect or a victim.

L.A. County Sheriff's Officials Acknowledge that Genetic Evidence in 5,635 Rape Cases May be Untested

November 13, 2008

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, under pressure from county supervisors and watchdog groups to account for its handling of DNA evidence from sexual assault cases, acknowledged Wednesday it did not know whether genetic evidence from more than 5,600 rape cases had been examined.

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