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 descending Source Author(s) Post Date
Untested rape kits to be investigated after CBS46 probe CBS 46 Adam Harding June 4, 2015
Untested rape kits to be released to police KMOV St. Louis Wesley Goheen July 31, 2015
Untested rape kits to be submitted to state before Jan. 1 KNOE-TV Ayla Ferrone December 29, 2014
Untested rape kits: A look at 2 local cases The Ledger Clifford Parody September 21, 2015
Untested Rape Kits: FAQ The Marshall Project Clare Sestanovich February 27, 2015
Untested rape kits: LSCO comments on 498 untested kits WINK News Katie Cribbs November 10, 2015
Untested Rape Kits: State Budget Earmarks $300,000 for Backlog The Ledger Clifford Parody June 27, 2015
Untested Rape Kits: Where Local Law Enforcement Officials Stand The Ledger Clifford Parody June 28, 2015
Untested rape-kit task force moving forward Independent Record December 29, 2015
Untested Virginia rape kits hide some unpleasant criminal (and political) numbers Hot Air Jazz Shaw July 7, 2015
Untouched Rape Kits Getting Tested in Washington KREM Jane McCarthy May 23, 2016
Up to $3.2M may be available for Memphis rape kit testing The Commercial Appeal Daniel Connelly December 2, 2014
Upcoming Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness Events Focus on Men Memphis Flyer Bianca Phillips June 25, 2015
Update On Sexual Assault Kit Backlog Shows Progress WREG Memphis Katie Rufener April 15, 2014
Update: Midland Police chief says each untested sexual assault evidence kit was investigated Our Midland January 28, 2016
Update: Nevada backlog of untested rape kits KOLO 8 News Now Terri Russell September 27, 2016
Update: Victim Advocate Weighs in on Rape Kit Backlog Being Investigated by AG KOMU8 Amber Sipe & Celine Pence November 9, 2017
Update: Virginia to get $1.4M to test backlogged rape kits ABC 13 News Now Steve Reilly September 10, 2015
US rape test backlog down to mindset, not just money New Scientist Jessica Hamzelou March 12, 2015
Utah Crime Lab to Speed up Sexual Assault Testing U.S. News & World Report Hallie Golden April 6, 2017
Utah Democrats Challenge Thatcher on Rape Victims KCSG Anna Thompson June 19, 2014
Utah House Bill 157 Utah State Legislature Rep. Jennifer M. Seelig, Sen. Stephen H. Urquhart February 21, 2014
Utah lawmaker pledges bill to mandate rape-kit testing The Salt Lake Tribune Jessica Miller December 13, 2016
Utah lawmaker proposes bill requiring the testing of all sexual assault kits Park Record Angelique McNaughton February 7, 2017
Utah Lawmaker To Introduce Bill To Test All Rape Kits KUER Julia Ritchey January 11, 2017


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