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
Video: Sex assault evidence kits remain untested in Dutchess, NY state Poughkeepsie Journal Amanda J Purcell November 7, 2015
Viewpoint: Answers Needed on Untested Rape Kits in St. Joseph County South Bend Tribune Jill Bodensteiner December 14, 2017
Virginia Beach detective solve sexual assault, murder cold case from 1986 Pilot Online Katherine Hafner October 2, 2015
Virginia deserves applause for its work to eliminate a rape kit backlog The Washington Post The Washington Post Editorial Board June 19, 2017
Virginia Legislature Senate Bill 658 Virginia General Assembly Richard H. Black and Adam Ebbin January 17, 2014
Virginia needs to test its 2,369 rape kits Washington Post Editorial Board July 7, 2015
Virginia Plans to Eliminate Backlog of Untested Rape Kits NBC Washington Kyle Rempfer June 8, 2017
Virginia provides nationwide model for testing rape kits CBS 6 Local News Capitol News Service May 5, 2016
Virginia receives $1.4 million to test more than 2000 untested sexual assault evidence kits Augusta Free Press September 10, 2015
Virginia receives $1.4 million to test sexual assault evidence kits Progress Index September 11, 2015
Virginia receives grant to process untested rape kits, improve survivor support Fauquier Times January 15, 2017
Virginia will outsource lab work for 2,000 untested rape kits in storage ABC 8 News September 11, 2015
Virginia will test 2,00 rape kits connected to unsolved cases Pilot Online Jenna Portnoy September 14, 2015
Vogt, Lewis Young see success as bills pass in Annapolis Frederick News Post Bethany Rodgers April 7, 2015
Voluntary program would raise $1M for rape kit testing Caller Times John C. Moritz March 13, 2017
VP Biden Announces $41M To Help With Rape Kit Testing My FOX Memphis March 16, 2015
VP Biden joins effort to end rape kit backlog W*USA Nikki Burdine March 16, 2015
VP Biden Visits Baltimore County, Wants To Reduce Untested Rape Kits CBS Baltimore Rick Ritter March 16, 2015
VP Biden, AG Lynch announce federal funds for rape-kit backlog Christian Science Monitor Olivia Lowenberg September 11, 2015
VP Biden, DA Vance, AG Lynch Announce $79 Million Rape Kit Initiative New York County District Attorney's Office September 11, 2015
VP Joins #ENDTHEBACKLOG Movement HLN Ajyra Cheatham March 17, 2015
W. Va. gets nearly $3M grants for sexual assault kits backlog West Virginia Record Chris Dickerson September 11, 2015
W.Va. Cuts into Backlog of Sex Assault Kits Logan Banner Courtney Hessler February 18, 2018
WA rape kit bill symbolic, needs context MY Northwest Jason Rantz May 15, 2015
Waiting for Justice: Rape kits go untested for years KLTV Julia Jenae February 23, 2015


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