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
County One Step Closer to Conducting Rape Kits KTEN April 30, 2015
Many sexual assault survivors await justice with backlog of rape kits KTVU November 10, 2016
Writing a new story Star Beacon September 20, 2015
In Our View: Process Rape Kits Columbian March 19, 2018
5 things to know Monday W*USA March 16, 2015
Campaign takes aim at untested sex assault kits Superior Telegram February 3, 2017
Tiger selfie bans and rape kit rules among new laws for 2015 RT January 2, 2015
DNA matters Toledo Blade July 3, 2014
Louisiana Hospitals Charging Rape Victims KEYE TV September 30, 2014
Bill Seeks Money For Processing Rape Kits CBS Local September 15, 2015
Lawmakers in DC look to address large number of untested rape kits WWMT May 21, 2015
Ohio leads in reducing rape kit backlog Herald Dispatch June 4, 2015
Funding Allocated To Analyze Untested Rape Kits The Ledger June 21, 2015
New law addresses backlog of rape kits WWMT-TV October 15, 2014
Gov. Rauner Signs Rape Kit Bill Into Law ABC 7 Chicago August 4, 2015
Our Editorial: Keep momentum on rape kit testing The Detroit News November 10, 2015
Sitting on the evidence The Economist July 19, 2014
Cohen Announces Additional Funds For Rape Kit Testing Local Memphis December 16, 2015
Ducey names task force to clear rape kit backlog Mohave Valley Daily News January 28, 2016
Legislation Extends Statute of Limitations on Testing Rape Evidence WSIU August 6, 2015
SPD to Test All Sexual Assault Kits SPD Blotter January 22, 2015
RapidHIT DNA Profile Uploaded to UK National DNA Database Identifies Dangerous Sex Offender While Suspect in Custody Business Wire August 24, 2015
RTI International to provide training and technical assistance for National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative RTI International September 16, 2015
Washington State Law Requires Rape Kit Testing NBC News May 14, 2015
NY group offers grant to reduce rape kit backlog The Huffington Post July 23, 2012


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