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 ascending Source Author(s) Post Date
“A Victim-Centered Process” for Solving Sex Crimes The Austin Chronicle Sarah Marloff June 2, 2017
‘This is a victory for everyone’: Utah lawmakers pass $1.2 million bill mandating testing of all rape kits The Salt Lake Tribune Jessica Miller March 8, 2017
‘It’s time,’ Utah lawmaker says, to spend $2.4 million to test all sexual assault kits The Salt Lake Tribune Jessica Miller February 8, 2017
Zambuto & Prichard: Resources Needed to Test Rape Kits The Ledger Maile M. Zambuto & Theresa L. Prichard July 10, 2015
Ypsilanti's 30 untested rape kits tied to complete or disputed cases Lindsay Knake February 3, 2016
You’ve got a modern crime lab, Utah. Now make sure it’s completely funded. Standard-Examiner Standard-Examiner Editorial Board June 13, 2017
You Have to Drive An Hour for a Rape Kit in Rural America The Washington Post Danielle Paquette April 19, 2016
York County man faces 29 to 58 years behind bars for kidnapping, rape of 7 year old Penn Live Steve Marroni May 31, 2015
Years delayed, Detroit starts testing rape kits for evidence NPR WlRN Florida Editorial Staff December 29, 2012
Wyoming Man Faces Rape Charges Dating Back to 1974 U.S. News & World Report AP July 12, 2017
WV's testing of rape kits lags other states The Herald-Dispatch Courtney Hessler September 19, 2016
WV sexual assault kit tracker up for award The Herald-Dispatch Courtney Hessler March 14, 2017
WV Sen. Woelfel battles for sexual assault bills The Herald-Dispatch Lacie Pierson April 7, 2017
WV moves forward on rape kit testing Herald-Dispatch Courtney Hessler September 28, 2016
WV Gets Federal Grant To Reduce Untested Rape Kits Gilbert D. McClanahan December 11, 2015
WV Cuts into Backlog of Sex Assault Kits Herald-Dispatch Courtney Hessler February 11, 2018
WUSA9 Follow-Up: Dozens of rape survivors get justice WUSA9 Debra Alfarone August 12, 2014
WSVP crime lab: Rape kit backlog a solvable problem Charleston Gazette Erin Beck September 28, 2014
Writing a new story Star Beacon September 20, 2015
Wrestler Mick Foley hits the hill for rape kit legislation Talking Points Memo Megan Carpentier November 8, 2010
Would You Give A Dollar To Help Test Rape Kits? This Dallas Lawmaker Hopes So KERA News Christopher Connelly April 5, 2017
Would you give a dollar to help solve a crime? Fort Worth Star-Telegram Star-Telegram Editorial Board April 10, 2017
Worthy: Detroit rape kit backlog nearly cleared but more work ahead Detroit Free Press Katrease Stafford July 17, 2015
Worthy: 700 untested rape kits left of 11k found in '09 The Detroit News Holly Fournier and Candice Williams September 26, 2016
Worthy: $10 million needed to advance rape kit cases The Detroit News Chad Livengood September 2, 2015


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