The Backlog

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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
Mass. House Approves Proposal to Create Tracking System for Untested Rape Kits and Evaluate Backlog Mass Live Scott J. Croteau November 15, 2017
Jones' Proposal To Address Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits Approved North Reading Patch Bob Holmes November 15, 2017
Rape Kit Tracking Program Will Benefit Victims Daily Mining Gazette Daily Mining Gazette Editorial Board November 13, 2017
Public Hospitals in NYC Have Destroyed Over 800 Rape Kits Since 2012 Broadly Vanessa Nason November 13, 2017
In Major Policy Shift, HPD Plans to Clear Backlog of Rape Kits Hawaii News Now Mileka Lincoln November 13, 2017
First Step in Sexual Assault Kit Audit: 'Getting Actual Numbers,' Hawley Says Missourian Anna Brett November 12, 2017
Snyder Signs Extra Funding for Rape Kit Tracking Detroit News Michael Gerstein November 9, 2017
Rape Kit Examined with Grant Funds Leads to Conviction in 2010 Flint Case ABC12 ABC12 News Team November 9, 2017
Update: Victim Advocate Weighs in on Rape Kit Backlog Being Investigated by AG KOMU8 Amber Sipe & Celine Pence November 9, 2017
Missouri Attorney General Announces Audit of Unprocessed Sexual Assault Evidence Kits Missourian Paige Cox November 9, 2017
More Than 20 Arrested after Fayetteville Police Reinvestigate Old Sexual Assault Cases CBS North Carolina Sheena Elzie November 8, 2017
I Am Evidence': As Mobile, Birmingham Tackle Rape Evidence Backlog, Documentary Highlights Issue Alabama .com Lawrence Specker November 8, 2017
Rape Survivor Urges Legislative Action on Wisconsin's Untested Rape Kits Post-Crescent Chris Mueller November 7, 2017
Rape Kit Report is One More Effort to Fight Crime Alaska Native News Drew Cason November 6, 2017
Marin Voice: Marin Needs In-County Exams for Rape Victims Marinij Anna Pletcher & Jessica Jackson Sloan November 6, 2017
Duluth Cops, Advocates Partner to Improve Sexual Assault Investigations Duluth News Tribune Tom Olsen November 4, 2017
Police Official: All Backlogged Rape Kits Tested ABC36 Veronica Jean Seltzer November 4, 2017
Rape Kit Leads to Arrest in 2006 Case News4Jax Bethany Tucker November 2, 2017
Four New Revelations about Wisconsin's Rape Kits Backlog Sheboygan Press Keegan Kyle November 2, 2017
Fox 16 Investigates: Rape Kit Audit Reveals Hundreds of Additional Untested Kits Fox16 Marci Manley October 31, 2017
Rape Kit Tracking Aid on Its Way to Snyder Detroit News Michael Gerstein October 31, 2017
Rape Kit Backlogs in Georgia Still A Concern, New Documentary Explores Victims' Stories Fox28 Media Shelbey Roberts October 30, 2017
When Evidence Goes Untested, Sex Offenders Go Undetected, Advocates Say Columbia Missourian Anna Brett October 29, 2017
Rape Kit Testing Progressing in State Albuquerque Journal Tim Keller October 28, 2017
Turnaround for DNA Evidence in APD Cases Speeding Up Fox7 Jennifer Kendall October 28, 2017

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