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 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
Attorney General's report calls for statewide standards on rape kits The Baltimore Sun Alison Knezevich January 3, 2017
Attorney General Mike DeWine worried not all rape kit cases being submitted and investigated Rachel Dissell March 20, 2015
Attorney General Mike DeWine announces more than 1,000 DNA hits from rape kit initiative The Cleveland Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell April 2, 2014
Attorney General Madigan: Sexual Assault Survivors Will Not Pay for Exams eNews Park Forest Press Release August 25, 2015
Attorney general honored for rape kit processing San Francisco Chronicle Associated Press April 8, 2014
Attorney General DeWine Releases May Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update Ohio Attorney General News Release Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine May 2, 2014
Attorney General DeWine Releases June Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update Attorney General Mike DeWine June 3, 2014
Attorney General DeWine Releases June Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update Huntington News June 7, 2015


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