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
Columbia man arrested in connection to 2002 rape case KRCG Stephanie Hirata, Megan Sanchez August 4, 2017
Hundreds of rape kits submitted to State Crime Lab Komo News Kristen Drew August 31, 2016
Rape kit testing yields results in old cases KOIN 5 Amy Frazier July 27, 2017
As rape kits get tested, survivors urged to come forward KOIN 6 Amy Frazier April 12, 2016
'Melissa's Law' takes aim at untested rape kits KOIN 6 Amy Fraizer February 21, 2016
Women 'acting as a voice' for other rape victims KOIN 6 Amy Fraizer and KOIN 6 News Staff March 30, 2015
Las Vegas Receives Funding To Catch Up On Untested DNA KNPR Amy Kingsley October 20, 2014
Lawmakers Asked To Allocate Funds To Clear Rape Kit Backlog Nevada Public Radio Associated Press December 16, 2015
Police reducing rape kit backlog Knox Blogs Tom Humphrey December 27, 2015
KS Bureau of Investigation Receives Grant To Investigate Untested Rape Kits KMUW 89.1 Sean Sandefur September 11, 2015
KBI: More Than 2,000 Sexual Assault Kits Statewide Not Submitted For Testing KMUW Andrea Tudhope March 15, 2017
Arizona Continues Working To Clear Rape Kit Backlog KJZZ Mark Brodie November 1, 2016
Ducey Appoints Task Force To Clear Rape Kit Backlog KJZZ Associated Press January 27, 2016
Cutting down on untested sexual assault kits Brian Tabick September 14, 2015
State Makes Progress on Backlog of Untested Sex Assault Kits KHON2 KHON2 Web Staff October 5, 2017
New website designed to support sex assault victims, keep tabs on kit testing KHON 2 June 23, 2017
New Mexico Sees Massive Backlog of Untested Rape Kits KFox14 Lashay Wesley May 30, 2016
Local hospital accused of not administering rape test to possible victims KFOX14 Lashay Wesley October 31, 2016
Travis County judges call for independent crime lab CBS Austin Courtney Schoenemann December 6, 2016
Sexual assault advocates call for funding to reopen APD DNA lab CBS Austin Juliette Dryer September 1, 2016
Austin & Travis Co. Get Help With Rape Kit Backlog KEYE TV September 11, 2015
Hall Only Texas Senator To Vote Against Rape Kit Crowdfunding KETR Mark Haslett May 18, 2017
Hall Explains Vote Against Crowdfunding Rape Kit Testing KETR Mark Haslett May 19, 2017
Would You Give A Dollar To Help Test Rape Kits? This Dallas Lawmaker Hopes So KERA News Christopher Connelly April 5, 2017
Dallas County To Exonerate Man Who Didn't Request DNA Testing KERA News Eric Assen, Lauren Silverman and Bill Zeeble July 24, 2014


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