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 Source Author(s) Post Datesort ascending
Uncovering Indiana's rape kit backlog NWI Times Lauren Cross April 14, 2017
It Took 9 Years to Finally Get Justice for My Sexual Assault Woman's Day Kristen Mascia April 14, 2017
Donations From Drivers Might Help End Rape Kit Backlog In Texas NPR Christopher Connelly April 12, 2017
Police begin reopening rape cases as Kentucky tests old DNA evidence Lexington Herald Leader John Cheves April 12, 2017
Rape kit bill adds Laxalt amendments, passes Nevada Assembly committee Las Vegas Review-Journal Wesley Juhl April 12, 2017
Despite growing backlogs, no national standard for sexual assault evidence collection MuckRock Vanessa Nason April 12, 2017
Sexual assault kits’ testing would be mandated by Nevada Legislature bills Nevada Appeal Geoff Dornan April 12, 2017
AG's Office hosts sexual assault cold case training in effort to end backlog of untested rape kits Spectrum News Don Weber April 11, 2017
Texas rape kit database passes House Austin American-Statesman Sean Collins Walsh April 11, 2017
Bexar County's Forensic Lab Isn't Thrilled With State Plans to Address Rape Kit Backlog San Antonio Current Alex Zielinski April 11, 2017
State seeks to reduce backlog of untested rape kits Kenosha News Janine Anderson April 11, 2017
Would you give a dollar to help solve a crime? Fort Worth Star-Telegram Star-Telegram Editorial Board April 10, 2017
Maryland police bypassing federal funds for rape kit testing The Baltimore Sun AP April 9, 2017
Standardized rape kits good idea San Antonio Express-News Express-News Editorial Board April 9, 2017
Victims, advocates rally for more funding to solve rape cases WSAV Andrew James April 8, 2017
Only Balto. Co. applied for funds to process untested rape kits The Baltimore Sun Catherine Rentz April 8, 2017
LMPD begins notifying victims from rape kit backlog Wave 3 News William Joy April 7, 2017
House passes bill aimed at improving sexual assault kit processing KTVA CBS 11 News April 7, 2017
WV Sen. Woelfel battles for sexual assault bills The Herald-Dispatch Lacie Pierson April 7, 2017
New Laws Aim to Help Victims of Sexual Violence, Trafficking U.S. News & World Report AP April 7, 2017
Utah Crime Lab to Speed up Sexual Assault Testing U.S. News & World Report Hallie Golden April 6, 2017
Idaho Moves to Adopt New Rape Kit Retention Standards U.S. News & World Report AP April 6, 2017
Annie Kuster, other members of Congress form sexual assault task force WMUR Jean Mackin April 5, 2017
The Montana Department of Justice is working to find storage and test nearly 1,400 rape kits. KBZK Patrice Parks April 5, 2017
Unfounded: Mishandling of sex-assault cases violates right to equality, lawsuit alleges The Globe and Mail Robyn Doolittle April 5, 2017

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