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
DeWine: Initiatives help Ohio colleges respond to sexual assaults The Courier August 22, 2015
New law addresses backlog of rape kits WWMT-TV October 15, 2014
Ducey names task force to clear rape kit backlog Mohave Valley Daily News January 28, 2016
5 things to know Monday W*USA March 16, 2015
Checking Virginia's Thousands of Still-Untested Rape Evidence Kits WHSV September 17, 2015
Ohio's deadline approaches for DNA testing of untested rape kits WLWT September 25, 2015
Campaign takes aim at untested sex assault kits Superior Telegram February 3, 2017
Our Editorial: Keep momentum on rape kit testing The Detroit News November 10, 2015
13,000 Rape Kits Tested as Part of Special Initiative Circleville Herald October 5, 2017
Cohen Announces Additional Funds For Rape Kit Testing Local Memphis December 16, 2015
Testing Detroit's Backlogged Rape Kits Has Already Identified 188 Serial Rapists Ms. Magazine February 13, 2015
Governor Doug Ducey launches special team to help clear rape kit backlog Sonoran News January 27, 2016
Writing a new story Star Beacon September 20, 2015
DNA matters Toledo Blade July 3, 2014
Louisiana Hospitals Charging Rape Victims KEYE TV September 30, 2014
In Our View: Process Rape Kits Columbian March 19, 2018
Bill Seeks Money For Processing Rape Kits CBS Local September 15, 2015
Justice Department Releases New Resource about Sexual Assault Kits PR Newswire April 27, 2015
Gov. Rauner Signs Rape Kit Bill Into Law ABC 7 Chicago August 4, 2015
News5 Investigates: Victims lack access to rape kit testing in rural counties KOAA 5 August 19, 2015
Wayne County Asking for $1 Million to Finish Testing Rape Kits WILX November 3, 2015
Mariska Hargitay’s New Documentary Shines Light on Epidemic of Untested Rape Kits NBC Nightly News April 13, 2018
Washington state lab needs more money to clear rape kit backlog The Bellingham Herald December 31, 2015
Editorial: Delaware needs to lead, not follow with rape kits Delaware Online March 29, 2016
House approves Orwall bill to ensure testing of all rape kits kentreporter.com March 2, 2015

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