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
Rape kit reporting bill fails in State Senate CBS SF Bay Area August 12, 2016
Legislation to speed up sexual assault kit testing passed in Ohio Senate WFMJ June 5, 2014
New law strengthens domestic, sexual violence response system Williston Oberver June 15, 2017
Cornyn bill to fight nation-wide rape kit backlog passes Congress Your Houston News March 2, 2013
Pair Arrested in 2008 Sexual Assault Case CBS DFW January 7, 2016
700 rape kits waiting to be tested inn Amarillo January 25, 2015
Victims' Group: SD Rape Kit Testing Law a Mixed Bag Public News Service April 20, 2016
Michigan, Michigan State alumni use rivalry to fundraise for rape kit testing Click On Detroit October 12, 2015
Duluth, Anoka Co. have most untested rape kits in Minnesota KTTC November 12, 2015
DNA matters Toledo Blade July 3, 2014
Louisiana Hospitals Charging Rape Victims KEYE TV September 30, 2014
5 things to know Monday W*USA March 16, 2015
Tiger selfie bans and rape kit rules among new laws for 2015 RT January 2, 2015
Campaign takes aim at untested sex assault kits Superior Telegram February 3, 2017
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
Sitting on the evidence The Economist July 19, 2014
New law addresses backlog of rape kits WWMT-TV October 15, 2014
Gov. Rauner Signs Rape Kit Bill Into Law ABC 7 Chicago August 4, 2015
Ducey names task force to clear rape kit backlog Mohave Valley Daily News January 28, 2016
Checking Virginia's Thousands of Still-Untested Rape Evidence Kits WHSV September 17, 2015
Ohio's deadline approaches for DNA testing of untested rape kits WLWT September 25, 2015
A Call to Test All Rape Kits FOX 40 August 6, 2015
DeWine: Initiatives help Ohio colleges respond to sexual assaults The Courier August 22, 2015


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