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
Law Enforcement Academy Pushes for Agencies to Submit All Sexual Assault Test Kits KRQE News 13 Rebecca Atkins December 14, 2018
House Approves Bill Setting Time Limits on Collection, Testing of Rape Kits Times Online J.D. Prose December 14, 2018
Rape Kit Backlog Decreasing as Funding Remains Uncertain Las Vegas Sun Yvonne Gonzalez April 17, 2018
Huge GBI Backlog of Untested Rape Kits Down by Two-Thirds Atlanta Journal-Constitution Rhonda Cook April 16, 2018
Mariska Hargitay on Her Real-Life Crusade to Help Sex-Crime Survivors Vanity Fair Julie Miller April 16, 2018
Mariska Hargitay, SVU’s Olivia Benson, and Real-Life Prosecutor Kym Worthy Talk I Am Evidence on HBO Vogue Bridget Read April 16, 2018
Lawmakers Want to Reduce 250-Day Backlog in Iowa Crime Lab The Gazette James Q. Lynch April 14, 2018
Las Vegas ‘I Am Evidence’ Screening Examines Rape-Kit Backlog Las Vegas Review-Journal Mia Sims April 14, 2018
More Oklahoma Agencies Respond to Audit of Untested Rape Kits NewsOK Darla Slipke April 13, 2018
Decades-Old Unsolved Sex Crimes Uncovered by Rape Kits 3News Las Vegas Faith Jessie April 13, 2018
KBI’s Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Recommends All Sexual Assault Kits be Submitted to a Laboratory and Tested WIBW News Now News Release April 13, 2018
NC Legislative Panel Backs Tracking of Sexual Assault Kits News13 WLOS Associated Press April 13, 2018
The Rape Kit Backlog Shows Exactly How We Regard Women In This Country Huffington Post Alanna Vagianos April 13, 2018
Mariska Hargitay’s New Documentary Shines Light on Epidemic of Untested Rape Kits NBC Nightly News April 13, 2018
I Am Evidence: The Shocking Film on the Truth about Untested Rape Kits The Guardian Amanda Holpuch April 13, 2018
More Untested Rape Kits Sent to Lab to be Examined 13 News Now Laura Geller April 12, 2018
CA ‘Rape Kit’ Backlog under Fire Capitol Weekly Jessica Hice April 11, 2018
Mariska Hargitay Takes on the Police’s Rape Kit Backlog: ‘They Don’t Understand Trauma’ Daily Beast Amy Zimmerman April 11, 2018
With Rape Kit Backlog Cleared, APD Says It's Now Up to Speed KXAN Phil Prazan April 10, 2018
Austin Chief Introduces New DNA Lab Director American-Statesman Katie Hall April 10, 2018
Rape Kit Backlog Reaches Zero Austin Chronicle Sarah Marloff April 9, 2018
It Took Two Years for a DNA Test to Connect a Louisville Man with Raping a 14-Year-Old Louisville Courier Journal Thomas Novelly April 9, 2018
Serial Rapist from Detroit Accused in 2006 Central City Rape, Kidnapping The Times-Picayune Marie Simoneaux April 9, 2018
Advocate Calls New State Law Written to Reduce Rape Kit Backlog “A Great First Step" WV Metro News Shauna Johnson April 9, 2018
4,000 Sexual Assault Kits Remain Untested in ABQ Crime Lab KOAT7 Chris Guardaro April 8, 2018

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