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
Governor Ducey Signs Bill To Achieve Justice For Sexual Assault Victims Prescott eNews March 22, 2017
Lawmakers Want To Start Crowdfunding Rape Kit Tests Forbes Janet Burns March 22, 2017
2,156 untested sexual assault kits processed as state works to clear backlog WKMG March 21, 2017
Previously untested sexual assault kit links with serial rapist; As kits come back work continues to inform victims Spectrum News Nick Storm March 21, 2017
Wintrow leads the fight against sexual assault Standard Journal March 21, 2017
9 Investigates major DNA break in 20-year-old Volusia County rape case WFTV Karla Ray March 20, 2017
Rape kit retention bill headed to Idaho governor's desk KXAN Phil Prazan March 20, 2017
Rape kit retention bill headed to Idaho governor's desk Local News 8 AP March 20, 2017
Push to test rape kits has slowed work at state crime labs in Utah, other states The Salt Lake Tribune Jessica Miller March 20, 2017
Will new robotics, new mandate spur faster testing of Utah’s rape kits ­— or fuel a new backlog? The Salt Lake Tribune Jessica Miller March 19, 2017
Search for justice: State chops away at rape kit testing backlog Standard-Examiner Mark Shenefelt March 19, 2017
KBI initiative leads to statewide inventory of unsubmitted sexual assault kits The Topeka Capital-Journal Luke Ranker March 18, 2017
Arizona roughly 20% of the way through testing rape kit backlog ABC 15 Melissa Blasius March 17, 2017
Man charged for assault on Utah teen after rape kit from 2014 is finally tested Fox 13 Salt Lake City Kiersten Nuñez March 16, 2017
Medical Center Hospital in need of sexual assault nurses News West 9 Chelsey Trahan March 16, 2017
Texas Won’t Pay to Test 20,000 Rape Kits, So It Might Crowdfund the Effort Instead The Daily Beast Kelly Weill March 15, 2017
KBI: More Than 2,000 Sexual Assault Kits Statewide Not Submitted For Testing KMUW Andrea Tudhope March 15, 2017
Texas Wants to Crowdsource Funding for Untested Rape Kits Glamour Maggie Mallon March 15, 2017
Texas Lawmaker Proposes Crowdfunding to Tackle Backlog of Rape Kits The New York Times Christine Hauser March 15, 2017
Wisconsin works to fight against backlog of thousands of untested rape kits The Daily Cardinal Lilly Price March 15, 2017
Texas House Bill aims to help raise money for state's rape kit backlog News Channel 6 Samantha Forester March 14, 2017
Kansas Reaches Milestone In Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Program WIBW News Now Nick Gosnell March 14, 2017
Could Texas Turn to Charity to Fund a Rape Kit Testing Backlog? KUT Rhonda Fanning March 14, 2017
WV sexual assault kit tracker up for award The Herald-Dispatch Courtney Hessler March 14, 2017
Proposed law would crowdfund donations to help with rape kit backlog The Texas Tribune Neena Satija March 13, 2017

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