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
Unfounded rape case review finds none viable for prosecution Fox Baltimore Associated Press February 8, 2017
Petition to fund untested rape kits surpasses goal February 8, 2017
SANE nurses trained to help victims of sexual assault WSAW Emma Henderson February 7, 2017
APD still years away from clearing DNA backlog Austin Monitor Cate Malek February 7, 2017
Utah lawmaker proposes bill requiring the testing of all sexual assault kits Park Record Angelique McNaughton February 7, 2017
Law enforcement agencies reach turning point in rape kit backlog Kentucky New Era Kentucky Press News Service February 7, 2017
DNA test gives authorities a chance to prosecute a 2003 rape in Berks County Reading Eagle Steven Henshaw February 7, 2017
Agencies Now In Compliance With New Sexual Assault Policies WUKY Josh James February 6, 2017
Survivors should be at the center Green Bay Press-Gazette Pennie Meyers February 6, 2017
With sex assault evidence kits ready to be tested, Virginia to reach out to survivors The Roanoke Times Katie Demeria February 6, 2017
Maryland has to address its rape kit backlog The Washington Post Washington Post Editorial Board February 5, 2017
Rape kit backlog has victim fighting back KTUL David Norris February 5, 2017
Lawmakers want new rules for testing sexual assault kits KTOO Quinton Chandler February 4, 2017
This Man’s Heartbreaking Story Shows How Lawyers Coerce Too Many Innocent People to Plead Guilty Atlanta Black Star Ricky Riley February 4, 2017
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
Appeals Court to issue opinion on possible DNA testing in 35 year old Juneau homicide KTOO Matt Miller February 3, 2017
Alaska crime lab cutting down backlog of rape kits The Daily Progress February 3, 2017
UNFOUNDED: Why police dismiss 1 in 5 sexual assault claims as baseless The Globe and Mail Robyn Doolittle February 3, 2017
Lawmakers question Wisconsin AG about 6,000 untested rape kits The Wisconsin Gazette Lisa Neff 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


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