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
Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Leads to 7 DNA Matches in Richmond WRIC Kerri O'Brien March 1, 2018
Latest Arrest May Be Tip of The Iceberg in Backlogged Rape Kit Testing KATU2 Bob Heye March 1, 2018
Her Rape Kit Sat Untested for 22 Years. Oregon Police Say They Just Found a DNA Match Sacramento Bee Don Sweeney March 1, 2018
Several Local Agencies Miss Extended Rape Kit Deadline KXII News12 Brittany Harlow March 1, 2018
Findings Released on Pennsylvania Rape Kit Backlog PA Home Page February 28, 2018
Audit Shows N Carolina Has 15K Untested Sexual Assault Kits Virginian-Pilot Martha Waggoner February 28, 2018
Ohio Law Requires Officers to Submit Rape Kits Within 30 Days, but No Consequences If They Don't News5 Cleveland Amanda VanAllen February 28, 2018
Simotas Urges Passing of Her Legislation to Preserve Rape Kits, Increase Protections for Sexual Assault Survivors Times Ledger Bill Parry February 28, 2018
More Rape Kits in Southern Nevada Being Tested After New Law Las Vegas Review-Journal Ramona Giwargis February 27, 2018
Tackling Albuquerque's Rape Kit Backlog NBC Left Field February 27, 2018
Santa Clara County Supes Pass Sexual Assault Kit Analysis Recommendation CBS SF February 27, 2018
Minnesota Drafts New Rape Kit Protocols with Timetables for Testing Star Tribune Jennifer Bjorhus February 27, 2018
Rape Kit Analysis Would Speed Up Under State, Bay Area Proposals Mercury News Robert Salonga February 27, 2018
DNA Tests of Old Rape Kits Identify Up to 277 Suspects Locally Columbus Dispatch Randy Ludlow February 23, 2018
The Impact of One of Almost 14,000 Tested Rape Kits, A "Weight Lifted" for One Survivor Who Got Her Day in Court Rachel Dissell February 23, 2018
Completed Testing of 13,931 Rape Kits Signals Progress, Unfinished Business and Investigations Remain Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell February 23, 2018
Sen. Riddle Proposes Tracking System for Rape Kits Fulton Sun Helen Wilbers February 23, 2018
Rape Kits: Authorizing Outside Labs Is A Good Step Parkersburg News and Sentinel Parkersburg News and Sentinel Editorial Board February 22, 2018
Fight for Funding to Clear Backlog of Untested Rape Kits King5 News Natalie Brand February 22, 2018
Audit Counts More Than 6,500 Untested Rape Kits in Oklahoma Frontier Kassie McClung February 22, 2018
Proposed Law Aims to End Backlog of Untested Rape Kits KSBY Kelsey McFarland February 21, 2018
Bill Targeting Rape Kit Payments Headed to Idaho Senate KIVITV Marissa Morrison February 21, 2018
Crimes Waiting to Be Solved: TBI Backlog's Impact on Tri-Cities Cases WJHL Curtis McCloud February 20, 2018


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