The Backlog

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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 ascending Author(s) Post Date
State Finishes Final Assessment of Florida's Untested Rape Kit Backlog: 13,000 WFSU Sascha Cordner January 4, 2016
FDLE: Florida So Far On Track To Take Care Of Untested Rape Kit Backlog WFSU Sascha Cordner January 11, 2017
Could Florida Be Joining Other States In Looking Into Untested Rape Kits? WFSU Sascha Cordner June 8, 2015
1 in 10 backlogged Ga. rape kits yield DNA matches, now what? WABE News Lisa Hagen August 24, 2016
Politically Speaking: Consultant Brittany Burke on Jefferson City culture and 'victim shaming' St. Louis Public Radio Jo Mannies & Jason Rosenbaum September 8, 2015
Criminal Justice Council Receives Award to Address Untested Rape Kits Delaware.gov September 22, 2015
Man guilty of 26 year-old rape and kidnapping in Andover The Newbury Current The Newbury Current Staff May 19, 2014
Lawmakers Target Rape Kit Backlog The Nevada Sagebrush Jacob Solis April 18, 2017
Two Federal Grants Will Process Connecticut's Backlog Of Sexual Assault Kits New England Public Radio Ray Hardman December 18, 2017
Toledo man indicted after rape kit of minor matches DNA: BCI NBC 24 Christopher Burns January 28, 2016
Tennessee Reduces Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits, Sets New Rules For Police Nashville Public Radio Tony Gonzalez December 18, 2015
U.S. Senate Committee Approves $41 Million for Rape Kit Reform My Social Good News Api Podder June 12, 2015
U.S. House of Representatives Approves $45 Million for Rape Kit Reform My Social Good News Api Podder June 4, 2015
Joyful Heart Foundation Releases New Data on Rape Kit Backlogs in Five U.S. Cities My Social Good News Api Podder May 20, 2015
WA rape kit bill symbolic, needs context MY Northwest Jason Rantz May 15, 2015
How strip clubs could aid Washington's rape kit dilemma MY Northwest Eric Mandel January 19, 2016
Here's how many untested rape kits are still left in Nevada News 4 Ben Margiott March 28, 2017
Nevada attorney general expects to receive first results from rape kit backlog News 4 Scott Magruder May 31, 2016
Attorney General's Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Makes Progress with Untested Rape Kits News4 Sanaz Tahernia February 8, 2018
Ohio AG updates sexual assault kit testing initiative My Daily Tribune December 3, 2015
Stakeholders agree: Funding for KSP's central laboratory key to resolving backlog of untested rape kits CN2 Kevin Wheatley July 1, 2015
Rape kit testing legislation gets boost from Gov. Bevin's budget CN2 Nick Storm January 29, 2016
Sexual assault advocates, law enforcement talk victim notification as rape kit backlog clears CN2 Kevin Wheatley September 13, 2016
Previously untested sexual assault kit links with serial rapist; As kits come back work continues to inform victims Spectrum News Nick Storm March 21, 2017
Number of untested sexual assault kits in Kentucky, recommendations on crime lab backlog to be released soon CN2 Kevin Wheatley August 30, 2015

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