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
BYU research shows Utah police testing more rape kits KUTV Cristina Flores February 23, 2017
BYU Professor Releases Findings on Sexual Assault Kit Study Utah KUTV Heidi Hatch April 7, 2016
BYU Nursing Professor Helps Change Utah’s Sexual Violence Policies Daily Universe Lauren Malner September 20, 2017
By Outsourcing, APD Has Made Major Progress on Sex Assault Kit Backlog Austin Monitor Jack Craver December 12, 2017
By bringing forgotten rape kits out of storage, Alaska may deliver long-overdue justice Alaska Dispatch News Jill Burke July 25, 2016
Busting the Backlog Police Magazine Ronnie Garrett January 3, 2018
Businesswomen Are Doing Something With 11,000 Rape Kits That Government Couldn't IJ Review Lawrence Bonk November 10, 2015
Busch-Armendariz: For sexual assault kits, test smart, not all Houston Chronicle Noel Busch-Armendariz February 26, 2015
Bureaucratic wrangling stalls testing of Grady rape kits Atlanta Journal-Constitution Willoughby Mariano December 2, 2015
Bureau of Justice Assistance Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Bureau of Justice Assistance U.S. Department of Justice September 10, 2015
Buffalo man, who jumped out third-floor window at police station, charged with rape Allie Healy November 16, 2015
Brown students invent better swab for rape kits Providence Journal Jacqueline Tempera May 30, 2016
Brothers Accused In 9-Year Rape Spree Charged Again DNAInfo Joe Ward October 14, 2016
Broome Sheriff's Office reviews rape kit testing policy Press & Sun Bulletin Anthony Borrelli August 6, 2015
Brooklyn Man Receives Up To 20 Years In Prison For 1998 Park Slope Rape BKLYNER Pamela Wong June 2, 2017
Brochure about Detroit's untested rape kits wins best of show at annual ad awards Detroit Metro Times Lee DeVito December 7, 2015
Brenda Tracy, Melissa Bittler's family work to protect rape victims with 'Melissa's Bill' Maxine Bernstein October 31, 2015
Bradley County DA to create cold case task force News Channel 9 James Torrez December 19, 2016
Brad Schimel falsely claims there is no ‘backlog’ of untested rape kits in Wisconsin Politifact Eric Litke May 19, 2017
BPR Interviews: Cyrus Vance Brown Political Review Catherine Walker-Jacks December 21, 2015
BPD changes procedure after finding untested sexual assault kits in inventory 12 News Now Leah Durain July 16, 2015
Bozeman man convicted of sexual assault seeks new trial September 14, 2015
Boulder County launches new program to provide rape kit exams locally for first time in a decade The Denver Channel Keli Rabon and Sandra Berry December 16, 2014
Bondi: 'Thousands' of rape kits, sexual assault exams untested Bay News 9 Cheryl Glassford September 9, 2015
Bondi pledges to clear Florida's 'thousands' of untested rape kits Tampa Bay Times Anna M. Phillips September 9, 2015


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