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
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
WV sexual assault kit tracker up for award The Herald-Dispatch Courtney Hessler March 14, 2017
Could Texas Turn to Charity to Fund a Rape Kit Testing Backlog? KUT Rhonda Fanning March 14, 2017
Proposed law would crowdfund donations to help with rape kit backlog The Texas Tribune Neena Satija March 13, 2017
Voluntary program would raise $1M for rape kit testing Caller Times John C. Moritz March 13, 2017
State report: Davenport has 463 untested rape kits in evidence Quad-City Times Tara Becker March 13, 2017
Lawmakers consider bill to help fund evidence testing in sexual assault cases Dallas News Madlin Mekelburg March 13, 2017
Kansas taking proactive approach to ending rape kit backlog KSN.com Chris Arnold March 13, 2017
'Cold Case Rape Kit Testing' Puts Serial Rapist Behind Bars NBC DFW Courtney Gilmore March 13, 2017
Senator says his heart is in bills to help sexual assault survivors MetroNews Brad McElhinny March 12, 2017
Testing every Utah rape kit is progress. But it needs to be fully funded Standard-Examiner Standard-Examiner Editorial Board March 12, 2017
Bill to fund testing of all rape kits lands on Gov. Herbert's desk KUTV Lisa Nico March 11, 2017
Comedy fundraiser for serious subject: Eliminating rape kit backlog WUSA Debra Alfarone March 10, 2017
Sioux City Police submitting 29 rape kits in aftermath of statewide audit Sioux City Journal Ian Richardson March 10, 2017
Utah lawmakers call for mandatory rape-kit testing, victim confidentiality on college campuses The Salt Lake Tribune Jessica Miller and Alex Stuckey March 9, 2017
Man pleads guilty to 1999 rape Fox 13 Memphis Kristin Leigh March 9, 2017
Iowa needs stronger rules for evidence of possible sexual assault The Gazette Staff Editorial March 9, 2017
Our View: Survey of sexual assault kits a worthy endeavor The Daily Nonpareil March 9, 2017
Accused rapist in Moore County could go free The Fayetteville Observer Greg Barnes March 9, 2017

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