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 ascending Author(s) Post Date
Rape Kit Testing Law Passes, Heads to Ohio Governor's Desk RH Reality Check Nina Liss-Schultz December 19, 2014
Money to Process Rape Kits Falls Victim to Congressional Budget Squabbles RH Reality Check Nina Liss-Schultz September 23, 2014
Justice for victims The Register-Guard The Register-Guard Editorial Board June 23, 2017
Justice Denied The Register Guard September 16, 2015
Man arrested in 2005 rape case brought to Lane County The Register-Guard Chelsea Gorrow December 31, 2016
Arrest made in 2005 Eugene rape case The Register-Guard Jack Moran December 14, 2016
Oregon matches DNA from 33 rape kits, still has backlog The Register-Guard Associated Press October 4, 2016
Lack of state funds, staffing to blame for failure to test thousands of rape kits from Oregon victims The Register-Guard Chelsea Gorrow August 30, 2015
Louisiana Will End Billing of Victims for Rape Kits Reason Elizabeth Nolan Brown October 15, 2014
Putting justice to the test Real Change Rianna Hidalgo February 11, 2015
OURS: Rape-kit legislation right step Rapid City Journal April 20, 2016
Samantha Bee revisits crazy way the Georgia rape kit bill passed last year using animation Rodney Ho April 1, 2017
Rape Kit Tracking Funding Concurring Votes Away from Passage WCMU Cheyna Roth October 23, 2017
America's Massive Rape Kit Backlog Quiet Mike Michelle Simmons June 13, 2015
Untested rape kits pile up in Davenport evidence room Quad-City Times Brian Wellner January 21, 2013
Illinois Senate approves rape kit testing extension Quad City Times T.J. Fowler April 7, 2014
State report: Davenport has 463 untested rape kits in evidence Quad-City Times Tara Becker March 13, 2017
State officials say 95 untested sexual assault kits sent for testing Quad-City Times Tara Becker August 6, 2017
Washington Working through Rape Kit Backlog but Has Several Thousand to Go Q13 Fox Simon Del Rosario April 26, 2018
Albuquerque to Test Huge Rape Kit Backlog Public News Service October 10, 2017
New Texas Law Enables Comprehensive Rape Kit Reform Public News Service Mark Richardson June 15, 2017
LA Sheriff SAK Backlog Elimination Program Oct. 2010 Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Dean M. Gialamas October 25, 2010
After DNA test, man charged with 2001 rape of Valparaiso woman Post-Tribune July 18, 2014
Ending backlog of unprocessed rape evidence Post News Group Spencer Whitney July 9, 2012
Sexual Assault 101 Portland Tribune Janae Sargent April 29, 2015


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