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 Sourcesort descending Author(s) Post Date
New Mexico Sees Massive Backlog of Untested Rape Kits KFox14 Lashay Wesley May 30, 2016
New website designed to support sex assault victims, keep tabs on kit testing KHON 2 June 23, 2017
State Makes Progress on Backlog of Untested Sex Assault Kits KHON2 KHON2 Web Staff October 5, 2017
Cutting down on untested sexual assault kits Brian Tabick September 14, 2015
Ducey Appoints Task Force To Clear Rape Kit Backlog KJZZ Associated Press January 27, 2016
Arizona Continues Working To Clear Rape Kit Backlog KJZZ Mark Brodie November 1, 2016
KBI: More Than 2,000 Sexual Assault Kits Statewide Not Submitted For Testing KMUW Andrea Tudhope March 15, 2017
KS Bureau of Investigation Receives Grant To Investigate Untested Rape Kits KMUW 89.1 Sean Sandefur September 11, 2015
Police reducing rape kit backlog Knox Blogs Tom Humphrey December 27, 2015
Lawmakers Asked To Allocate Funds To Clear Rape Kit Backlog Nevada Public Radio Associated Press December 16, 2015
Las Vegas Receives Funding To Catch Up On Untested DNA KNPR Amy Kingsley October 20, 2014
Women 'acting as a voice' for other rape victims KOIN 6 Amy Fraizer and KOIN 6 News Staff March 30, 2015
'Melissa's Law' takes aim at untested rape kits KOIN 6 Amy Fraizer February 21, 2016
As rape kits get tested, survivors urged to come forward KOIN 6 Amy Frazier April 12, 2016
Rape kit testing yields results in old cases KOIN 5 Amy Frazier July 27, 2017
Hundreds of rape kits submitted to State Crime Lab Komo News Kristen Drew August 31, 2016
Columbia man arrested in connection to 2002 rape case KRCG Stephanie Hirata, Megan Sanchez August 4, 2017
Man convicted Tuesday in girl's rape from 26 years ago KRQE News 13 Chelo Rivera June 3, 2015
Accused serial rapist, West Mesa murder suspect sentenced in 36 years in rape case KRQE News 13 Kim Holland June 8, 2015
New Mexico officials find more than 5,000 untested rape kits KRQE News 13 Associated Press November 16, 2015
State Auditor Tim Keller Launches Statewide “Rape Kit” Backlog Audit Office of the New Mexico State Auditor May 5, 2016
Jacksonville cutting back on untested rape kits KRWG News 22 News 22 Staff September 12, 2015
Kansas taking proactive approach to ending rape kit backlog Chris Arnold March 13, 2017
DNA Match Leads to Guilty Plea in Mpls. Rape from 1996 ABC 5 Eyewitness News David Aeikens February 26, 2015
New Minnesota Law Requires Police to Count Untested Rape Kits KSTP Eric Chaloux May 22, 2015


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