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
Victim advocates work to reduce trauma, support rape response Grand Forks Herald Andrew Hazzard December 9, 2016
Maryland lawmakers call for uniform police standards on rape kits The Baltimore Sun Alison Knezevich and Catherine Rentz December 9, 2016
Cold case solved after 12 y/o rape kit tested WREG Eryn Taylor December 8, 2016
Beshear announces ‘Tool Kit’ to support law enforcement in backlog investigations, prosecutions The State Journal Kentucky Press News Service December 7, 2016
Justice Delayed The Portland Mercury Megan Burbank December 7, 2016
Auditor: Poor tracking, police doubts behind nation's worst rape kit backlog Santa Fe New Mexican Uriel J. Garcia December 7, 2016
Audit points to causes of New Mexico's rape kit backlog Associated Press Susan Montoya Bryan December 6, 2016
Travis County judges call for independent crime lab CBS Austin Courtney Schoenemann December 6, 2016
GBI Says Thousands Of Rape Kits Await Testing GPB News Associated Press December 6, 2016
APD gives update on DNA backlog Fox 7 Austin Elizabeth Saab December 5, 2016
New York Lawmakers Vote For Funding Needed To Clear State’s Rape Kit Backlog CBS New York December 5, 2016
National backlog of rape kits reveals a shameful neglect Newsday Newsday Editorial Board December 5, 2016
New Georgia law making a dent in the number of untested rape kits The Brookhaven Post Trey Benton December 5, 2016
Local agencies unite to address backlog of sexual assault kits, community response Local 15 TV Keith Lane December 5, 2016
Mobile police aim to get justice for rape victims with their 'Promise Initiative' AL.com Prescotte Stokes III December 5, 2016
What Happens to Rape Victims? The Austin Chronicle Kathryn Lundstrom December 2, 2016
Thousands of rape kits remain untested nationwide; rape survivor pushes to end the backlog KATC.com Kendria LaFleur December 1, 2016
New law requires timely rape-kit testing in New York USA Today Jon Campbell November 30, 2016
Idaho rape kits will have tracking software KMVT Jess Knight November 30, 2016
Rape kit audit results to be released next week Carlsbad Current-Argus Maddy Hayden November 30, 2016
Police and Survivor Advocates Slowly Churn Through a Backlog of Forgotten Rape Kits Flagpole Kat Khoury November 30, 2016
Convicted killer, 42, gets 20 more years after pleading guilty to 1998 Bronx rape, murder of 14-year-old girl NY Daily News Ben Kochman November 29, 2016
Editorial: Threat of jail may get Utah crime lab's attention The Salt Lake Tribune The Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board November 29, 2016
Once-shelved evidence of child sexual assaults yields DNA hits The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Rhonda Cook November 29, 2016
This Training Helps Nurses Treat Sexual Assault Survivors With Life-Changing Results Elite Daily Alexandra Svokos November 29, 2016

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