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
Donations pour in for testing of abandoned rape kits Detroit Free Press Rochelle Riley April 26, 2017
Bixby Woman Helping Push To Have All Rape Kits Tested News on 6 Emory Bryan April 25, 2017
City Attorney Calls For San Diego To Tackle Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits KPBS City News Service April 25, 2017
San Diego has Large Backlog of Rape Kits Needing Examination Times of San Diego Debbie L. Sklar April 25, 2017
Victim advocates for testing, processing of backlogged rape kits Stillwater News Press Janelle Stecklein April 24, 2017
Task force to focus on backlog of untested rape kits Tulsa World Barbara Hoberock April 24, 2017
Governor announces Oklahoma Task Force on Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence backlog Red Dirt Report Heide Brandes April 24, 2017
New law allows donations to fund rape kits The Taos News April 22, 2017
Rape kit backlog may be growing, state auditor says KOB4 Brittany Costello April 22, 2017
State Senate looking for answers about backlogged rape kits wane.com Michael Kuhn April 21, 2017
Women sexually assaulted in the U.S. often forced to handle costs for testing, other medical treatment: study NY Daily News Reuters April 21, 2017
At Indiana Senate's urging, State Police to audit untested rape kits Indy Star Marisa Kwiatkowski April 20, 2017
Rape kits crucial to assault investigations Argus Leader Danielle Ferguson April 20, 2017
Counties with most untested rape kits get grants Post-Crescent Keegan Kyle April 19, 2017
Senate supports tally of untested rape kits Pharos-Tribune Christina Ramey April 19, 2017
State & federal funding helping tackle sexual assault in UT Good4Utah Glen Beeby April 19, 2017
Maryland rape survivors no longer need to prove they fought back CNN Emanuella Grinberg April 18, 2017
DNA evidence sends man to prison 20 years after rape The Columbus Dispatch John Futty April 18, 2017
ABQ’s Sexual Assault Evidence Backlog Is Getting Worse WMOT Marisa Demarco April 18, 2017
Lawmakers Target Rape Kit Backlog The Nevada Sagebrush Jacob Solis April 18, 2017
Nevada lawmakers must act on rape kit backlog Las Vegas Review-Journal Natasha Alexenko and Ilse Knecht April 15, 2017
Nevada lawmakers exploring legislation to prevent untested sexual assault kit backlogs Las Vegas Review-Journal Wesley Juhl April 15, 2017
New law asks taxpayers for money to aid rape kit backlog KOB4 Kasia Gregorczyk April 14, 2017
Late amendments to rape kit bill get unanimous support in Nevada Assembly commitee Las Vegas Review-Journal Wesley Juhl April 14, 2017
Schimel must act on untested rape kits Post-Crescent USA TODAY Network-Wisconsin Editorial Board April 14, 2017

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