The Backlog

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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
Support survivors; test rape kits Green Bay Press-Gazette Green Bay Press-Gazette Editorial Board February 4, 2017
House committee approves bill mandating that all rape kits be tested The Salt Lake Tribune Jessica Miller February 3, 2017
Emotional testimony over bill requiring rape kit testing Fox 13 Salt Lake City Ben Winslow February 3, 2017
N.Y. to hire 26 scientists to tackle backlog of untested rape kits USA Today Jon Campbell February 3, 2017
Wisconsin’s Untested Rape Kits: Only 9 Cleared Under $4M Grant Milwaukee Patch Beth Dalbey February 3, 2017
UNFOUNDED: Why police dismiss 1 in 5 sexual assault claims as baseless The Globe and Mail Robyn Doolittle February 3, 2017
Appeals Court to issue opinion on possible DNA testing in 35 year old Juneau homicide KTOO Matt Miller February 3, 2017
Lawmakers question Wisconsin AG about 6,000 untested rape kits The Wisconsin Gazette Lisa Neff February 3, 2017
Alaska crime lab cutting down backlog of rape kits The Daily Progress February 3, 2017
Campaign takes aim at untested sex assault kits Superior Telegram February 3, 2017
Bill unveiled to mandate testing of all Utah rape kits The Salt Lake Tribune Benjamin Wood February 1, 2017
Wisconsin DOJ Launches Program To Address Backlog Of Untested Sexual Assault Evidence Kits SDPB Kristian Knutsen January 31, 2017
Clearing the backlog: GBI flooded with unprocessed rape kits following state legislation The Red & Black Nate Harris and Lindsey Conway January 31, 2017
Rape Kit Backlogs are ‘Patchwork’ of Progress, Producing Average of 1 CODIS Hit in 4 Kits Forensic Magazine Seth Augustein January 30, 2017
State auditor gains new ally in rape kit crusade The Tribune-Democrat John Finnerty January 28, 2017
1976 rape and murder case of Righteous Brothers singer's ex-wife is solved, detectives say The Los Angeles Times January 28, 2017
Drowning in DNA: State’s backlog of rape kits grows The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Rhonda Cook January 27, 2017
Police: Two years and waiting for 350 sexual assault evidence kits to be tested WBAY Sarah Thomsen January 27, 2017
Rep. Syms leads charge to close gap of untested rape kits statewide Paradise Valley Independent Terrance Thornton January 27, 2017
Wisconsin Department of Justice, advocates focus on survivor-centric approach to sexual assault kit backlog The Capital Times Katelyn Ferral January 27, 2017
Untested rape kit identifies suspect accused of gang rape in Detroit Fox 2 Detroit January 26, 2017
11-year-old girl inspires Pa. auditor general to start petition to end rape kit testing backlog Penn Live Barbara Miller January 26, 2017
Rape kit tests lead to arrest of Port Huron man The Times Herald Bob Gross January 26, 2017
Over 2,000 previously untested sexual assault kits have been analyzed by the FDLE Florida Politics Larry Griffin January 25, 2017
Bill addresses funding to deal with rape kit backlog KOB4 Kai Porter January 25, 2017

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