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 Sourcesort ascending Author(s) Post Date
Planned Cuyahoga County crime lab might test rape kits from Cleveland police The Cleveland Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell, Leila Atassi May 8, 2010
Rape kits collecting dust across NC Bladen Journal November 3, 2015
Brooklyn Man Receives Up To 20 Years In Prison For 1998 Park Slope Rape BKLYNER Pamela Wong June 2, 2017
Lawmakers, law enforcement take action after ABC15 rape kits investigation ABC15 Dave Biscobing, Lauren Gilger November 20, 2012
McNulty hones in on untested rape kits Our Colorado News Ryan Boldrey December 18, 2012
ABC15 investigation uncovers thousands of rape kits left untested by Vallet law enforcement ABC15 Dave Biscobing, Lauren Gilger November 11, 2012
Florida university receives grant for rape kit testing technology Law Office December 4, 2012
Most government hospitals don't use WHO-approved rape kits Mid Day Naveen Nair December 21, 2012
Few rape kits tested in Colorado; Police say it's not necessary, victims think otherwise ABC7 Denver Keli Rabon December 10, 2012
Wayne County Prosecutor's Office works to test 11,000 Detroit rape kits to reveal suspects Click On Detroit Chauncey Glover August 30, 2013
Fort Collins PD changes rape kit testing policy ABC7 Denver Keli Rabon November 18, 2012
State task force begins looking into protocols for rape kits Billings Gazette Associated Press February 16, 2016
First batch of untested rape kits from around the state could be tested mid-2017 Billings Gazette Holly Michels November 20, 2016
Agencies cooperating with request for information on untested rape kits Billings Gazette Holly Michels December 29, 2015
Guest opinion: Changing the way we talk about rape Billings Gazette Beth Wiley April 2, 2017
Group tasked with seeing how many rape kits aren't sent to state crime lab Billings Gazette November 12, 2015
The rape kit process explained Billings Gazette Ashley Nerbovig March 26, 2017
Man accused of 1987 child rape may not go to trial Billings Gazette Bronte Wittpenn July 28, 2017
Man accused of 1987 child rape may not go to trial Billings Gazette Bronte Wittpenn July 28, 2017
Man accused of 1987 child rape may not go to trial Billings Gazette Bronte Wittpenn July 28, 2017
Audit points to causes of New Mexico's rape kit backlog Associated Press Susan Montoya Bryan December 6, 2016
State Bills Would Tackle Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits Associated Press Lucas L. Johnson II February 23, 2014
Will new focus on rape kit tests put thousands behind bars? Associated Press Sharon Cohen May 31, 2015
PSA Reminds Sexual Assault Survivors They are not Alone Big Island Now Big Island Now Staff August 13, 2017
Cost Savings and Cost Effectiveness of the Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Kit Task Force Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education Mendel Singer September 1, 2016


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