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
KBI makes recommendations to prevent rape cases from getting shelved and going unsolved Fox 4 KC Mary Pulley July 25, 2017
With cases hinging on DNA evidence, rape victims' wait for justice can be 'agonizing' FOX 4 KC Katie Banks November 4, 2015
Department of Health releases 2017 report on untested sexual assault kits and backlogged evidence FOX 43 May 2, 2017
PA House OKs bill to put sexual assault investigations on fast track FOX 43 VWaltz April 15, 2015
Records Show Majority of Collected Rape Kits Are Never Tested Fox42 Steve Saunders October 27, 2017
Missouri Rape Kit Audit Set to Be Done in Early 2018 Fox2Now Associated Press November 25, 2017
Rape Kit Backlogs in Georgia Still A Concern, New Documentary Explores Victims' Stories Fox28 Media Shelbey Roberts October 30, 2017
Hundreds of suspects identified after Detroit rape kit testing FOX 17 FOX 17 News October 6, 2015
Man charged for assault on Utah teen after rape kit from 2014 is finally tested Fox 13 Salt Lake City Kiersten Nuñez March 16, 2017
Emotional testimony over bill requiring rape kit testing Fox 13 Salt Lake City Ben Winslow February 3, 2017
State crime lab makes headway in testing thousands of Code-R kits statewide FOX 13 SLC Tiffany DeMasters January 19, 2016
Discovery of rape kit leads to man's arrest years after alleged crimes occurred FOX 13 Salt Lake City Matt McDonald June 25, 2015
Convicted sex offender arrested, accused of raping woman with mental health condition Fox13 Salt Lake City Ashton Edwards and Carly Figueroa August 7, 2014
SLCPD posts details on untested rape kits online FOX13Now Annie Cutler June 3, 2014
Untested rape kits at SLCPD to be re-reviewed FOX13Now Fox 13 News June 2, 2014
Justice Denied (Again) Folio Weekly Claire Goforth January 20, 2016
Officials: Untested rape kits could cause delays, injustice Floyd County Times Sheldon Compton July 30, 2015
Rape kits delayed is justice denied, Part 3 Florida Politics Florence Snyder March 23, 2017
Jacksonville City Council funds sexual assault test kits, body cameras Florida Politics A.G. Gancarski February 28, 2017
Over 2,000 previously untested sexual assault kits have been analyzed by the FDLE Florida Politics Larry Griffin January 25, 2017
Montana Receives $2 Million to Test and Track Rape Kits Flathead Beacon Molly Priddy October 17, 2016
Police and Survivor Advocates Slowly Churn Through a Backlog of Forgotten Rape Kits Flagpole Kat Khoury November 30, 2016
Legislation to Support Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Goes to President's Desk Feminist Majority Foundation Blog Feminist Newswire September 23, 2014
Sexual assault kit testing initiative exceeds goal Fairborn Daily Herald September 6, 2014
Tracking the Backlog and Searching for Justice Eugene Weekly Corinne Boyer February 16, 2017


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