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
Victim of On-Campus Rape Files Lawsuit Against UC Regents Daily Nexus Nicolas Bogel-Burroughs January 27, 2016
Victim of the system: One woman's rape kit, possibly other, tested too late to prosecute Rachel Dissell July 26, 2015
Victim sheds light on untested rape kits in Fla. NBC2 Rachel Polansky October 27, 2016
Victim speaks out about untested rape kits WESH 2 News Bob Kealing May 17, 2016
Victim support groups call for rape kit testing protocol Emilie Arroyo July 22, 2015
Victim takes stand in man's sexual assault trial Pal-Item Pam Tharp April 16, 2015
Victim testifies in sexual assault trial La Crosse Tribune Anne Jungen January 20, 2016
Victim Waits 14 Years for Rape Kit to be Tested KOB4 Kasia Gregorczyk January 25, 2018
Victim: Suspect DNA kits need to be tested #TestTheKits ABC 13 News Now Laura Geller July 28, 2015
Victimizations not reported to the police, 2006-2010 U.S. Department of Justice Lynn Langton, Marcus Berzofsky, Christopher Krebs, Hope Smiley-McDonald July 31, 2012
Victims abandoned when police let untested rape evidence kits stack up: Editorial The Picayune Times The Editorial Board January 28, 2015
Victims deserve better than nationwide rape kit backlog Los Angeles Times Editorial Board March 10, 2015
Victims of sexual assault face long road to recovery The Journal News Danyel Vanreenen February 23, 2017
Victims of Sexual Assault Left with Expensive Medical Bills 1011 Now Stephanie Crace February 5, 2015
Victims testify in cold case rape trial; one rape kit lost Decatur Daily Leah Cayson August 26, 2015
Victims wait as rape kits go untested WTNH News 8 Staff April 23, 2014
Victims wait for justice as rape kits sit in lab backlogs WLKY Mark Vanderhoff July 29, 2014
Victims wait for justice as rape kits sit in lab backlogs WLKY Louisville Mark Vanderhoff July 28, 2014
Victims wait on untested rape kits The Tennessean Brian Haas April 13, 2014
Victims want to #ENDTHEBACKLOG of rape kits HLN Ajyra Cheatham and Natisha Lance April 28, 2015
Victims' advocates seeking justice for 1,400 DNA cases left in limbo KXAN Claire Ricke September 1, 2016
Victims' Group: SD Rape Kit Testing Law a Mixed Bag Public News Service April 20, 2016
Victims' hopes for justice fade as rape kits are routinely ignored or destroyed The Guardian Jessica Glenza November 10, 2015
Victims, advocates plead with city leaders to resolve rape kit backlog Austin American-Statesman Elizabeth Findell September 2, 2016
Victims, advocates rally for more funding to solve rape cases WSAV Andrew James April 8, 2017


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