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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 Sourcesort ascending Author(s) Post Date
Rape Kit Backlog Bill Could Die Despite Overwhelming Support CBS SF Bay Area Melissa Caen July 11, 2017
Mariska Hargitay Fights To End U.S. Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits CBS SF Bay Area Melissa Caen June 16, 2017
California Sheriffs’ Association Opposes Bill To Measure Rape Kit Backlog CBS SF Bay Area Melissa Caen June 9, 2017
Rape kit reporting bill fails in State Senate CBS SF Bay Area August 12, 2016
Local Police Departments To Get Federal Funds For Rape Kit Tests CBS SF Bay Area August 4, 2016
2 Bay Area Counties Among Recipients of Grant to Test Rape Kit Backlog CBS SF Bay Area September 11, 2015
San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr Changes Tune, Will Process Backlog Of Rape Kits CBS SF Bay Area Jeffery Schaub June 10, 2015
SF Misses Out On $2 Million In Grants To Clear Rape Kit Backlog CBS San Francisco June 5, 2015
San Francisco Police Make Progress On Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits CBS San Fransisco December 12, 2014
Gov. Brown Signs Legislation Ending Rape Kit Backlog CBS Local (San Francisco) Dave Padilla October 1, 2014
Alameda County Teams With FBI In Hopes Of Processing Backlog Of DNA Rape Kits Faster CBS SF Bay Area Dave Pandilla August 12, 2014
Bill to end backlog of rape kit DNA testing passes Assembly committee CBS 5 San Francisco Jeffrey Schaub March 25, 2014
Alameda County receives grant to reduce rape kit backlog CBS2 San Fran March 26, 2013
Rape kit testing gets much needed funding Sammamish Review September 21, 2015
Lawmakers Pushing To Clear Backlog Of Rape Kit Testing CBS Sacramento Macy Jenkins March 3, 2018
California lawmakers pressuring law enforcement on rape kit backlog CBS13 Sacramento CBS13 March 25, 2014
Tiger selfie bans and rape kit rules among new laws for 2015 RT January 2, 2015
Prosecutor leads effort to test long-abandoned rape kits, brings justice to victims NBC RockCenter Mario Garcia, Kristen Powers and Jessica Hopper February 14, 2013
New Mexico Police Have Massive Rape Kit Backlog, Audit Finds RH Reality Check Nicole Knight Shine January 7, 2016
With Sex Workers Too, Rape Is Still Rape RH Reality Check Kate D'Adamo January 4, 2016
Advocates Urge White House to Implement Rape Kit Law RH Reality Check Sofia Resnick September 16, 2015
Investigative Report: How Victim-Blaming Led to the Rape Kit Backlog RH Reality Check Sofia Resnick June 22, 2015
Rape Kits: A Decade and A Billion Dollars Later, Why Can't We Fix the Backlog? RH Reality Check Sofia Resnick May 19, 2015
New Maryland Law to Address Long-Standing Rape Kit Backlog RH Reality Check Nina Liss-Schultz May 18, 2015
Maryland Legislators Look to Tackle Rape Kit Backlog RH Reality Check Nina Liss-Schultz April 9, 2015

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