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
Boise Lawmaker Working to Improve Rape Kit Standards KTVB Natalie Shaver December 10, 2017
Bode Cellmark Forensics Enters into Service Agreement in Support of Innovative Programs Dedicated to Processing Sexual Assault Kits Nationwide Business Wire September 30, 2015
Bloomington cold case: DNA in recent rape matches 1999 cold case evidence RTV6 Mike Pelton July 7, 2015
Blame game underway in lack of rape prosecutions, lab testing The Salt Lake Tribune Christopher Smart April 15, 2014
Blackburn suspects in court on separate home invasion, sexual assault charges WTHITV 10 Teresa Mackin December 22, 2015
Black women raise money and awareness for rape kits Detroit Free Press Cassandra Spratling October 4, 2015
Black female scientist using $324K grant to research rape investigation methods Mic Claire Lampen December 12, 2016
Bixby Woman Helping Push To Have All Rape Kits Tested News on 6 Emory Bryan April 25, 2017
Bipartisan bill to reduce rape kit backlog receives unanimous support from Senate Judiciary Committee Michael F. Bennet United States Senator Colorado Michael F. Bennet United States Senator Colorado September 19, 2012
Biloxi wants to charge $5,000 for records on their rape kit backlog MuckRock Vanessa Nason May 31, 2017
Bills altering rape laws advance in Maryland Senate The Baltimore Sun Pamela Wood February 17, 2017
Billings man charged with raping woman with autism Great Falls Tribune Associated Press November 3, 2015
Billing for rape: Louisiana sex assault victims often face hefty bills for medical care Rebecca Catalanello September 25, 2014
Bill would track untested rape kits Houma Today Jordan Gribble April 26, 2014
Bill Would Speed Up Testing of Rape Kits, DNA Herald-Dispatch Taylor Stuck February 16, 2018
Bill would set rules for DNA evidence processing News 4 Jax October 12, 2015
Bill would require study of rape kit backlog in Louisiana Lauren McGaughy March 18, 2014
Bill would remove force requirement from Montana rape laws Independent Record Holly Michels January 8, 2017
Bill Would Put Time Limit On Rape Kit Processing Local Memphis Kelli Cook March 31, 2015
Bill Would Fund Rape-Kit Testing KUNM Marisa Demarco February 2, 2016
Bill would end time limit on rape cases in Ohio The Columbus Dispatch Jim Siegel November 26, 2014
Bill would end backlog of Oregon untested rape kits KGW February 2, 2016
Bill Would Create System to Track Indiana's Backlog of Untested Rape Kits RTV6 Stephanie Wade January 8, 2018
Bill Would Create System to Track Indiana's Backlog of Untested Rape Kits WIBC RTV6 January 9, 2018
Bill would create statewide system to track rape testing kits Portland Press Herald Edward D. Murphy March 22, 2017


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