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.

Titlesort descending Source Author(s) Post Date
Colorado Springs Police have nearly 20% of all untested rape kits in Colorado ABC7 Denver Keli Rabon November 9, 2013
3 Investigates: Destruction of rape kits under review following Channel 3 investigation WRCBTV Beth Burger June 1, 2015
8News Investigates: What Is The State Doing With Massive Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits? ABC 8 News Ilya Grossman February 23, 2015
9 investigates backlog of rape cases in Volusia County WFTV 9 January 5, 2017
9 Investigates: Unprocessed Rape Kits News9 Alex Cameron February 9, 2015
ABC15 investigation uncovers thousands of rape kits left untested by Vallet law enforcement ABC15 Dave Biscobing, Lauren Gilger November 11, 2012
As rape kits pile up around the state, victims go ignored, predators walk free KVUE Cori Coffin May 1, 2017
Baltimore prosecutor on woman reporting rape: 'Seems like a conniving little whore' The Washington Post Danielle Paquette August 11, 2016
Darren Sharper's Rape Spree Shows Why Athletes Get Away With Crimes Vice Jessica Luther April 9, 2015
Eliminating the Rape Kit Backlog: A Roundtable to Explore a Victim-Centered Approach Office on Violence Against Women May 10, 2010
Even after backlogged rape kits tested, convictions are rare CBS News Jericka Duncan and Laura Strickler December 21, 2016
Failure to test DNA let Cordova serial rapist continue attacks for decade The Commercial Appeal Marc Perrusquia March 21, 2014
Fort Collins PD changes rape kit testing policy ABC7 Denver Keli Rabon November 18, 2012
Getting Away With It Inlander Mitch Ryals August 10, 2017
Grassroots effort raising money for untested rape kits Fox 2 Detroit Ingrid Kelley October 5, 2015
Great sexual assault evidence collection policies exist, but continue to be the exception to the rule MuckRock Vanessa Nason July 12, 2017
Hank investigates: shocking backlog in DNA testing of rape kits WHDH NBC Hank Phillippi Ryan June 10, 2013
Investigative Report: How Victim-Blaming Led to the Rape Kit Backlog RH Reality Check Sofia Resnick June 22, 2015
Julie Weil takes her story to lawmakers asking for funds to test backlogged rape kits NBC5 WPTV Shannon Cake May 20, 2013
Justice Delayed: A WTOL11 Investigation Toledo News Now Lisa Rotella, Nick Bade February 15, 2012
KSP receives $1.8 Million to test backlogged rape kits Ohio County Monitor OC Monitor Staff September 14, 2015
LA Sheriff SAK Backlog Elimination Program Oct. 2010 Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Dean M. Gialamas October 25, 2010
Lawmakers, law enforcement take action after ABC15 rape kits investigation ABC15 Dave Biscobing, Lauren Gilger November 20, 2012
Locked Away: Grady Memorial Hospital withheld rape evidence from police, despite victim requests Atlanta Journal Constitution Willoughby Mariano June 13, 2015
Maryland lawmakers call for uniform police standards on rape kits The Baltimore Sun Alison Knezevich and Catherine Rentz December 9, 2016

Pages

keep up with backlog news

END THE BACKLOG is a JOYFUL HEART FOUNDATION initiative and a proud supporter of