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 descending Author(s) Post Date
9 Investigates major DNA break in 20-year-old Volusia County rape case WFTV Karla Ray March 20, 2017
More than 1,100 rape kits untested in central Florida November 4, 2015
State Auditor to release untested rape kit report WHAS 11 ABC September 18, 2015
Sen. McConnell supports push to expedite rape kits WHAS 11 Staff WHAS 11 Staff July 21, 2015
Ky. Auditor Adam Edelen compiling report on untested rape kits WHAS 11 Tabnie Dozier July 8, 2015
Ohio initiative leads to testing of 7,200 rape kits WHIO Cassidy Boyer May 8, 2015
Checking Virginia's Thousands of Still-Untested Rape Evidence Kits WHSV September 17, 2015
Bill Would Create System to Track Indiana's Backlog of Untested Rape Kits WIBC RTV6 January 9, 2018
KBI receives grant to test unsubmitted sexual assault kits September 15, 2015
Sexual Assault Advocate Speaks Out About Rape Kit Backlog WICS May 22, 2015
A Call to Test All Rape Kits FOX 40 August 6, 2015
New law strengthens domestic, sexual violence response system Williston Oberver June 15, 2017
Grant To Help Reduce Backlog of Assault Kits September 11, 2015
Wayne County Asking for $1 Million to Finish Testing Rape Kits WILX November 3, 2015
Hundreds of rape kits untested in SWFL WINK News Sam Smink November 5, 2015
Untested rape kits: LSCO comments on 498 untested kits WINK News Katie Cribbs November 10, 2015
Rape survivor shares her story WINK News Lindsey Sablan November 13, 2015
Legislation would set 30-day deadline on rape kit testing WINK News Katie Cribbs December 1, 2015
Florida addresses untested rape kits with new law WINK News October 28, 2016
State will test about two-thirds of 6K untested rape kits, attorney general says WiscNews Molly Beck March 30, 2017
Delay in arrest of sexual assault suspect results in MPD internal investigation WISN Colleen Henry July 2, 2015
Rape kit backlog drops, but watchdog cites lack of funding WITF AP May 2, 2017
House Bill Deals with Rape Kit Backlog WITF Radio Pennsylvania December 10, 2017
Greenville Police receive federal grant to test sexual assault kits WITN Dave Jordan and Elisse Ramey November 8, 2016
Crimes Waiting to Be Solved: TBI Backlog's Impact on Tri-Cities Cases WJHL Curtis McCloud February 20, 2018


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