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
Auditor tackles rape kit reform Kentucky New Era Rebecca Walter June 11, 2015
Auditor says report to be released on untested rape kits SeattlePI September 19, 2015
Auditor General Works to Eliminate Rape Kit Backlog 69 News 69 News February 5, 2018
Auditor General DePasquale Plans Special Report on 1,852 Backlogged Untested Rape Kits Reported to Department of Health Pennsylvania Department of the Auditor General May 4, 2016
Auditor General DePasquale notes improvement in rape kit backlog Ellwood City Ledger December 21, 2016
Auditor General DePasquale calls on state lawmakers to act on backlog to get 3,000 sexual assault kits tested The Beaver County Times J.D. Prose September 7, 2016
Auditor Edelen Releases Special Report on Sexual Assault Evidence in KY WDRB September 21, 2015
Auditor Edelen launches review of untested rape kits in hands of law enforcement CN2 Kevin Wheatley April 15, 2015
Auditor announces plan to clear rape kit backlog April 15, 2015
Audit: Tennessee Should Require Rape Kit Backlog Update U.S. News & World Report Associated Press January 17, 2018
Audit: 5,410 rape kits untested in New Mexico KOAT 7 Albuquerque Megan Cruz December 18, 2015
Audit Shows N Carolina Has 15K Untested Sexual Assault Kits Virginian-Pilot Martha Waggoner February 28, 2018
Audit reveals numerous rape kits unanalyzed in Hollywood WPLG Local 10 Amanda Batchelor June 25, 2014
Audit points to causes of New Mexico's rape kit backlog Associated Press Susan Montoya Bryan December 6, 2016
Audit of all untested rape kits across the state could help determine storage needs MassLive Scott J. Croteau July 13, 2017
Audit Finds WA Hospitals Not Staffed to Conduct Rape Exams KREM Linda Byron April 14, 2016
Audit Finds Over 3,000 Alaskan Rape Kits Not Tested 2KTUU Samantha Angaiak & Sidney Sullivan November 27, 2017
Audit finds new $90 million Alaska crime lab hasn't met expectations Alaska Dispatch News Michelle Theriault Boots January 19, 2017
Audit finds 'unprecedented' backlog of rape kit testing Boston Herald Matt Stout October 22, 2013
Audit Counts More Than 6,500 Untested Rape Kits in Oklahoma Frontier Kassie McClung February 22, 2018
Audio: Untested "Rape Kits" Draw Concern in Del. Delaware 105.9 FM Mark Fowser August 20, 2015
Attorneys claim new DNA testing uncovers truth behind 1999 Oskaloosa murder CJ Online Justin Wingerter October 25, 2015
Attorney says Boone Elementary School rape kit stuck in backlog KXAN Kylie McGivern May 5, 2017
Attorney general: Sexual assault kits untested for decades KCCI Des Moines Vanessa Peng September 10, 2015
Attorney General's Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Makes Progress with Untested Rape Kits News4 Sanaz Tahernia February 8, 2018


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