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
15 Arrest Warrants Issued as State Wades through Backlogged Rape Kits Las Vegas NOW Nikki Bowers January 30, 2018
Work Continues to Get All Rape Kits in Idaho Tested US News & World Report Associated Press January 29, 2018
Tulsa World Editorial: Law Enforcement Faces Governor's Orders to Process Rape Kits Tulsa World World's Editorial Writers January 28, 2018
Sexual Assault Kit Testing Underway in The Mountain State Exponent Telegram JoAnn Snoderly January 28, 2018
Former Metro Officer Suspected in Las Vegas Cold Case Admits Details in Arrest Report Las Vegas Review-Journal Mike Shoro January 26, 2018
Governor Cuomo Wants Hospitals to Preserve Rape Kits Longer Democrat & Chronicle Natasha Vaughn January 25, 2018
Victim Waits 14 Years for Rape Kit to be Tested KOB4 Kasia Gregorczyk January 25, 2018
Equal Pay, Family Leave among Priorities for Women's Legislative Caucus Hawaii News Now Mileka Lincoln January 25, 2018
Rape Kit DNA Helps Convict Man in Cold-Case Huntington Assault Herald-Dispatch Courtney Hessler January 25, 2018
Bill Calls for All Sexual Assault Kits for Adult Victims to be Tested in Utah Deseret News Preston Cathcart January 25, 2018
Texas Drivers Have Donated $25K This Month Alone to Help Clear Rape Kit Testing Backlog Dallas News Sarah Sarder January 25, 2018
REALITY CHECK: 81-Year-Old Rape Survivor Finally Gets Justice after Rape Kit Is Tested UTV44 Christian Jennings January 25, 2018
Governor Cuomo Proposes Hospitals Store Rape Kits for More Than 30 Days WIVB4 Shannon Smith January 24, 2018
Senate Passes Sexual Assault Victims’ Bill of Rights State Journal Rusty Marks January 24, 2018
Tulsa Police Department Unlikely to Meet Deadline to Audit Untested Rape Kits Because of Huge Caseload Tulsa World Corey Jones January 23, 2018
Idaho Releases First Report On Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System Boise State Public Radio Frankie Barnhill January 23, 2018
Legislation Will Extend Length of Time Forensic Rape Kits are Preserved Hudson Valley Network Kathy Welsh January 23, 2018
Governor Cuomo Proposes New Legislation to Extend Storage Timeline for Forensic Sexual Offense Evidence Collection Kits at Hospitals New York State Office of Governor Cuomo January 23, 2018
ISP Releases 2017 Report Regarding Tracking Sexual Assault Kits KMVT11 Morgan Rumpf January 23, 2018
Ex-Las Vegas Officer Gets Court Date in 1997 Sex-Murder Case Las Vegas Sun Associated Press January 22, 2018
Stanford in Talks with Santa Clara County to Improve Accessibility of ‘Rape Kits’ Stanford Daily Brian Contreras January 22, 2018
Idaho Leading the Nation in Rape Tracking Kits ABC6 ABC6 Staff January 22, 2018
Texoma Agencies under The Gun to Comply with Rape Kit Mandate KXII News12 Brittany Harlow January 22, 2018
Rape Kit Backlog Tests May Lead Investigators to Sex Offenders 3 News Las Vegas Christy Wilcox January 19, 2018
Rape Survivor Encourages Law Enforcement to Comply with Deadline from Governor NBC2 Mycah Hatfield January 19, 2018


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