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
Attorney General's report calls for statewide standards on rape kits The Baltimore Sun Alison Knezevich January 3, 2017
Attorney General Mike DeWine worried not all rape kit cases being submitted and investigated Rachel Dissell March 20, 2015
Attorney General Mike DeWine announces more than 1,000 DNA hits from rape kit initiative The Cleveland Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell April 2, 2014
Attorney General Madigan: Sexual Assault Survivors Will Not Pay for Exams eNews Park Forest Press Release August 25, 2015
Attorney general honored for rape kit processing San Francisco Chronicle Associated Press April 8, 2014
Attorney General DeWine Releases May Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update Ohio Attorney General News Release Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine May 2, 2014
Attorney General DeWine Releases June Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update Attorney General Mike DeWine June 3, 2014
Attorney General DeWine Releases June Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update Huntington News June 7, 2015
Attorney General Brad Schimel punts on rape-kit test data Post-Crescent Keegan Kyle May 16, 2017
Attorney General Beshear Talks Rape Kit Testing, Open Records Lawsuit WEKU Lisa Autry March 29, 2017
Attorney General Appoints Final Members of Sexual Assault Evidence Task Force Montana Public Radio Corin Cates-Carney December 17, 2015
Attorney General announces task force to boost rape prosecutions Beth Hundsdorfer and George Pawlaczyk March 31, 2015
Attorney General announces nearly 6,000 sexual assault kits tested Pike County News Watchman Ohio Attorney General's Office January 7, 2015
Attorney claims city withheld documents about rape kit backlog WMC Action News 5 November 13, 2015
Attention on rape kit cases turns to the Cuyahoga County suburbs The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell October 29, 2014
Attacker Linked by DNA to 2 Rapes in 2001 Gets 9 Years in Prison Pacifica Patch Alexander Nguyen October 8, 2015
Atlanta-Based UPS Partners With Detroit To Track Rape Kits 90.1 WABE Lisa Hagen June 10, 2015
Atlanta hospital billed rape victims for exams The Seattle Times Willoughby Mariano August 6, 2015
Atlanta has more untested rape evidence than USA Today tally reveals AJC Willoughby Mariano July 16, 2015
At least 175,000 rape kits are sitting in storage facilities around the country instead of being tested Daily Mail Valerie Siebert May 15, 2017
At least 148 rape kits in Tippecanoe not tested JConline Steven Porter July 17, 2015
At last, lawmakers pushing rape kit testing The Sun Sentinel Editorial Board January 27, 2016
At Issue: Rape Kit Testing KPIX TV June 2, 2017
At Indiana Senate's urging, State Police to audit untested rape kits Indy Star Marisa Kwiatkowski April 20, 2017
Assemblywoman Skinner says new law addresses rape kit backlog KTVU San Francisco October 1, 2014


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