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
Bill would change definition of consent in Montana rape laws Montana Standard Holly Michels January 6, 2017
Bill Would Allow Rape Victims To Keep Their Names Out Of Police Reports CBS Denver February 10, 2015
Bill unveiled to mandate testing of all Utah rape kits The Salt Lake Tribune Benjamin Wood February 1, 2017
Bill to track sexual assault evidence kits passes Senate Public Safety Committee LGBT Weekly Steve Lee June 6, 2017
Bill to require rape kits to be tested clears first committee Tampa Bay Times Jeremy Wallace December 1, 2015
Bill to fund testing of all rape kits lands on Gov. Herbert's desk KUTV Lisa Nico March 11, 2017
Bill to fund processing rape evidence advances Farmington Daily Times Uriel J. Garcia January 25, 2016
Bill to extend statute of limitations for rape cases clears Ohio Senate Jeremy Pelzer March 25, 2015
Bill to expedite rape kit processing passes Assembly committee News 10 ABC Capitol Television News Service March 25, 2014
Bill to end rape kit backlog introduced in Congress ABC News Mary Hathaway December 3, 2012
Bill to end backlog of rape kit DNA testing passes Assembly committee CBS 5 San Francisco Jeffrey Schaub March 25, 2014
Bill to Aid Sexual Assault Victims Approved Cordova Times Cordova Times Staff May 3, 2018
Bill to address rape kit backlog yields high results WFMJ March 9, 2015
Bill to address rape kit backlog goes before lawmakers News West 9 January 25, 2016
Bill That Would Help Reduce California's Backlog of Untested Rape Kits Heads to Governor's Desk Los Angeles Times Mina Corpuz September 15, 2017
Bill Targeting Rape Kit Payments Headed to Idaho Senate KIVITV Marissa Morrison February 21, 2018
Bill sets standards for how long rape kits are kept KTVB Natalie Shaver February 27, 2017
Bill Sets Deadlines for Kentucky Rape Kit Testing, Increases Funding 88.9 WEKU Ryland Barton January 11, 2016
Bill Seeks to Protect Sexual Assault Survivors Herald-Dispatch Herald-Dispatch December 13, 2017
Bill Seeks Timely Testing Of Rape Kits CBS Miami September 17, 2015
Bill seeks state rape-kit standards Tallahassee Democrat Sean Rossman January 5, 2016
Bill seeks quicker testing of rape kits News 4 Jax September 17, 2015
Bill Seeks Money For Processing Rape Kits CBS Local September 15, 2015
Bill Schuette rooting out Michigan's untested rape kits Gus Burns September 25, 2015
Bill requiring prompt testing of rape kits may have unintended consequences The Morning Sun Randi Shaffer April 29, 2014


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