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)sort descending Post Date
Attorney General DeWine Releases June Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiative Update Huntington News June 7, 2015
Editorial: Florida crime labs need more funding Herald-Tribune November 20, 2015
Victims' Group: SD Rape Kit Testing Law a Mixed Bag Public News Service April 20, 2016
New website designed to support sex assault victims, keep tabs on kit testing KHON 2 June 23, 2017
More must be done to help victims of rape Courier-Post July 3, 2014
Rape kit testing helps indict former MPD officer in a 2000 rape WMC Action News 5 September 9, 2014
Let's Talk About It: 'Hundreds of thousands' of rape kits are sitting on shelves Ionia Sentinel-Standard January 9, 2017
DNA links 13-year-old boy to second rape of a young girl WWLTV July 22, 2015
Utah to hire private lab to process rape kits Chron June 19, 2014
Many sexual assault survivors await justice with backlog of rape kits KTVU November 10, 2016
Bill Seeks Money For Processing Rape Kits CBS Local September 15, 2015
Governor Doug Ducey launches special team to help clear rape kit backlog Sonoran News January 27, 2016
In Our View: Process Rape Kits Columbian March 19, 2018
Hundreds of Thousands of Rape Kits May Be Untested Around U.S. The Crime Report July 16, 2015
Campaign takes aim at untested sex assault kits Superior Telegram February 3, 2017
Gov. Rauner Signs Rape Kit Bill Into Law ABC 7 Chicago August 4, 2015
Lawmakers in DC look to address large number of untested rape kits WWMT May 21, 2015
Ohio leads in reducing rape kit backlog Herald Dispatch June 4, 2015
Funding Allocated To Analyze Untested Rape Kits The Ledger June 21, 2015
Justice Department Releases New Resource about Sexual Assault Kits PR Newswire April 27, 2015
Tiger selfie bans and rape kit rules among new laws for 2015 RT January 2, 2015
The Shocking Numbers On Untested Rape Kits Jezebel August 11, 2010
DNA matters Toledo Blade July 3, 2014
13,000 Rape Kits Tested as Part of Special Initiative Circleville Herald October 5, 2017
Louisiana Hospitals Charging Rape Victims KEYE TV September 30, 2014

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