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 Source Author(s)sort ascending Post Date
Hillsborough commissioners to Gov. Rick Scott: Address untested rape kits now Tampa Bay Times Steve Contorno December 16, 2015
DA's Office Adds Staff In Anticipation Of Influx In Rape Cases From DNA Testing Dallas Observer Stephen Young June 25, 2015
Riverside: Grant will allow testing of rape kits The Press Enterprise Stephen Wall September 10, 2015
New bill aims to end backlog in untested rape kits KATU 2 Stephen Mayer January 29, 2016
TPD Gets Grant to Test Backlogged Rape Kits WTXL TV Stephen Jiwanmall October 27, 2015
Found rape kit allows Utah police to re-open child rape case Salt Lake Tribune Stephen Hunt June 25, 2015
DNA Links Serial Rapist to 2003 Akron Attack, Authorities Say Akron Beacon Journal Stephanie Warsmith October 6, 2017
Bill Would Create System to Track Indiana's Backlog of Untested Rape Kits RTV6 Stephanie Wade January 8, 2018
Sheriff calls Upstate hospital's response to sex assault case 'absolutely unbelievable' WYFF 4 Stephanie Towers July 17, 2017
Arkansas Pushing To Test All Untested Rape Kits Arkansas Matters Stephanie Sharp October 21, 2015
Women claim race played a factor in rape kit testing Wreg.com Stephanie Scurlock September 12, 2014
Columbia man arrested in connection to 2002 rape case KRCG Stephanie Hirata, Megan Sanchez August 4, 2017
Making Us SAFER: A Bill to Reduce Rape Kit Backlog Ms. Magazine Stephanie Hallett August 10, 2010
Online tracking system for sexual assault kits proves successful KIVI TV Stephanie Hale-Lopez July 17, 2017
Victims of Sexual Assault Left with Expensive Medical Bills 1011 Now Stephanie Crace February 5, 2015
As TN Rape Kits Sit on Shelves, State Comptroller Urges Update Public News Service Stephanie Carson February 19, 2018
Tennessee Rape Kits Sit on Shelves, Updates Pending Lebanon Democrat Stephanie Carson February 20, 2018
State Rep files bill changing rape kit standards News 104.5 WOKV Stephanie Brown October 12, 2015
Detectives identify sexual assault, homicide suspect 28 years after crime 10 WAVY Stephanie Ballesteros October 1, 2015
Reduction in Backlog of Rape Kits is Praiseworthy Statesman Journal Statesman Journal Staff May 3, 2018
Cities Are Finally Getting Around to the Backlog of Rape Kits Jezebel Stassa Edwards May 30, 2015
Would you give a dollar to help solve a crime? Fort Worth Star-Telegram Star-Telegram Editorial Board April 10, 2017
An Arlington slaying, promise by police, DNA link and suicide Deanna Boyd Star-Telegram October 30, 2015
Prosecutors charge inmate with homicide in death of woman whose body was found in 1994 Associated Press Star Tribune September 25, 2015
If Utah values women's lives, it won't allow another rape kit to go untested Standard-Examiner Standard-Examiner Editorial Board December 15, 2016

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