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
Legislation would set 30-day deadline on rape kit testing WINK News Katie Cribbs December 1, 2015
Rape survivor shares her story WINK News Lindsey Sablan November 13, 2015
Untested rape kits: LSCO comments on 498 untested kits WINK News Katie Cribbs November 10, 2015
Hundreds of rape kits untested in SWFL WINK News Sam Smink November 5, 2015
Wayne County Asking for $1 Million to Finish Testing Rape Kits WILX November 3, 2015
Grant To Help Reduce Backlog of Assault Kits September 11, 2015
New law strengthens domestic, sexual violence response system Williston Oberver June 15, 2017
A Call to Test All Rape Kits FOX 40 August 6, 2015
Sexual Assault Advocate Speaks Out About Rape Kit Backlog WICS May 22, 2015
KBI receives grant to test unsubmitted sexual assault kits September 15, 2015
Checking Virginia's Thousands of Still-Untested Rape Evidence Kits WHSV September 17, 2015
Ohio initiative leads to testing of 7,200 rape kits WHIO Cassidy Boyer May 8, 2015
Ky. Auditor Adam Edelen compiling report on untested rape kits WHAS 11 Tabnie Dozier July 8, 2015
Sen. McConnell supports push to expedite rape kits WHAS 11 Staff WHAS 11 Staff July 21, 2015
State Auditor to release untested rape kit report WHAS 11 ABC September 18, 2015
More than 1,100 rape kits untested in central Florida November 4, 2015
9 Investigates major DNA break in 20-year-old Volusia County rape case WFTV Karla Ray March 20, 2017
3,600 backlogged rape kits tested in Florida Angela Jacobs July 25, 2017
9 investigates backlog of rape cases in Volusia County WFTV 9 January 5, 2017
350 local rape victims wait longer for answers WFTV 9 February 17, 2017
DNA leads to arrest in rape from 2004 Lehigh Valley News Will Lewis June 18, 2015
A 2 Wants to Know Investigation: Untested Rape Kits WFMY News 2 Lechelle L Yates July 16, 2015
Ohio Senate passes bill that extends time to prosecute rape cases WFMJ Jennifer Baligush June 25, 2015
Thousands of Ohio rape kits tested for DNA matches WFMJ May 9, 2015
Bill to address rape kit backlog yields high results WFMJ March 9, 2015


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