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
Canton resident claims county inocompetence Hometown Life Michael Hansel June 25, 2015
Candidate wants backlog of rape kits to be tested News 4 Jax Tarik Minor July 23, 2015
Canadian Police Revisiting More Than 10,000 Dismissed Sexual Assault Cases NPR Camila Domonoske February 13, 2017
Can Detroit, UPS partnership combat rape kit backlog? Detroit Free Press Melanie Eversley June 8, 2015
Campus Sexual Assault Bills Introduced in Nebraska Legislature 1011 Now WOWT January 8, 2018
Campaign to push for funding to fight rape The Detroit News Jennifer Chambers January 6, 2015
Campaign takes aim at untested sex assault kits Superior Telegram February 3, 2017
CALL7 exclusive: DNA analysis labs across the country testing backlog of Colorado rape kits The Denver Channel Kelli Rabon and Sandra Barry September 24, 2014
California to propose an end to statute of limitations in rape cases Al Jazeera America Marisa Taylor November 10, 2015
California Sheriffs’ Association Opposes Bill To Measure Rape Kit Backlog CBS SF Bay Area Melissa Caen June 9, 2017
California seeks justice for rape victims on the cheap The Sacramento Bee Foon Rhee July 12, 2017
California pushes rape-kit testing bills to end backlog San Francisco Chronicle Melody Gutierrez July 29, 2017
California must show rape victims that they count; AB41 can help: Guest commentary Los Angeles Daily News Helena Lazaro August 10, 2017
California Legislature Assembly Bill 1517 California State Legislature Nancy Skinner January 16, 2014
California lawmakers pressuring law enforcement on rape kit backlog CBS13 Sacramento CBS13 March 25, 2014
California lawmakers pass measure requiring testing of rape kits Reuters Jennifer Chaussee August 22, 2014
California Lawmakers May Require Untested Rape Kit Reporting U.S. News & World Report Sophia Bollag April 27, 2017
California Lawmakers Introduce Bills to End Rape Kit Backlog KCRA3 Kathy Park March 12, 2018
California law gives hope to rape, sexual assault victims Ventura County Star Marjorie Hernandez November 29, 2016
California Law Enforcement Agencies Will Have to Count and Preserve All of Their Untested Rape Kits Los Angeles Times Jazmine Ulloa October 12, 2017
California Is Removing the Statute of Limitations for Rape Vice Alexis Linkletter October 3, 2016
California Bill Aimed At Reducing Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits Passes Committee CBS Los Angeles September 1, 2017
California Attorney General's Office Awarded $1.6 Million Grant to Test Sexual Assault Evidence Kits Imperial Valley news September 14, 2015
CA ‘Rape Kit’ Backlog under Fire Capitol Weekly Jessica Hice April 11, 2018
C-T view: No excuse for rape kit backlog Citizen-Times Asheville July 22, 2015


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