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
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
Uncovering Indiana's rape kit backlog NWI Times Lauren Cross April 14, 2017
It Took 9 Years to Finally Get Justice for My Sexual Assault Woman's Day Kristen Mascia April 14, 2017
Donations From Drivers Might Help End Rape Kit Backlog In Texas NPR Christopher Connelly April 12, 2017
Police begin reopening rape cases as Kentucky tests old DNA evidence Lexington Herald Leader John Cheves April 12, 2017
Rape kit bill adds Laxalt amendments, passes Nevada Assembly committee Las Vegas Review-Journal Wesley Juhl April 12, 2017
Despite growing backlogs, no national standard for sexual assault evidence collection MuckRock Vanessa Nason April 12, 2017
Sexual assault kits’ testing would be mandated by Nevada Legislature bills Nevada Appeal Geoff Dornan April 12, 2017
AG's Office hosts sexual assault cold case training in effort to end backlog of untested rape kits Spectrum News Don Weber April 11, 2017
Texas rape kit database passes House Austin American-Statesman Sean Collins Walsh April 11, 2017
Bexar County's Forensic Lab Isn't Thrilled With State Plans to Address Rape Kit Backlog San Antonio Current Alex Zielinski April 11, 2017


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