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)sort descending Post Date
350 local rape victims wait longer for answers WFTV 9 February 17, 2017
House approves Orwall bill to ensure testing of all rape kits kentreporter.com March 2, 2015
MSP, AG to begin testing, investigation and prosecution of sex assault kits WWMT January 28, 2016
Washington State Law Requires Rape Kit Testing NBC News May 14, 2015
Adjudications in Circuit Court Beebe News August 12, 2015
RTI International to provide training and technical assistance for National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative RTI International September 16, 2015
Mariska Hargitay’s New Documentary Shines Light on Epidemic of Untested Rape Kits NBC Nightly News April 13, 2018
The Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations applauds U.S. Senate for hearing on unsubmitted sexual assault collection kits Consortium of Forensic Science Organizations May 20, 2015
Wayne County getting share of federal grants to address untested rape kit backlog WXYZ Detroit September 10, 2015
Heed Bondi's call: Don't leave rape kits untested Orlando Sentinel September 11, 2015
Cuyahoga County prosecutor wants help for rape DNA backlog The Independent December 13, 2014
Report Released on Memphis Rape Kit Backlog NewsChannel5 June 18, 2014
State Crime Lab Submits Untested Rape Kits Data Arkansas Matters February 2, 2016
TEST400K Commends Governor Rauner for Signing HB369 Into Law Today PR Newswire August 5, 2015
Ohio's AG: About 8,400 rape kits tested for DNA matches FOX 19 Now September 4, 2015
AG: 1st case tied to rape kits left in warehouse leads to conviction Lansing State Journal April 17, 2016
Rape Kit Backlog Delays Justice in Tumwater K5 News April 26, 2018
Serial rapists given lengthy prison sentences WKYC-TV December 22, 2014
Salt Lake City rape data goes online The Salt Lake City Tribune June 3, 2014
AG Says More Rape Kits Being Submitted for Testing Star Advertiser October 5, 2017
Thumbs down: Slow action on rape kits unfair to public The Herald-Dispatch September 21, 2016
FDLE releases plan to catch up on rape kit testing ABC 27 WTXL January 1, 2016
KBI receives grant to test unsubmitted sexual assault kits WIBW.com September 15, 2015
Thousands of Untested Rape Kits MSN.com November 15, 2015
KSP to receive $1.9 million grant to help with rape kit backlog WLKY.com September 10, 2015

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