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 ascending Source Author(s) Post Date
Woman's story helps reshape state's rape laws CLTV WGN Web Desk October 22, 2015
Woman's Sex Assault Kit Not Tested Until 5 Years After Rape U.S. News & World Report AP June 13, 2017
Woman's lawsuit claims Harvey failed to test rape kit Chicago Tribune Dawn Rhodes March 21, 2012
Woman sues S.F. for failing to investigate her 2010 rape and never testing rape kit SF Examiner Jonah Owen Lamb January 7, 2016
Woman Shares Story Of Alleged Rape, Urges Others To Speak Up 10TV Bryant Somerville September 6, 2015
Woman Says Cop Made Her a Victim Again Courthouse News Service Erin McAuley July 1, 2015
Woman had to visit 3 hospital emergency rooms before finally being given a rape kit The New York Times Women in the World Staff August 28, 2016
Woman believes her missing rape kit will solve 33-year-old rape case WTVR.com Vernon Freeman Jr. and Melissa Hipolit August 29, 2017
Woelfel leading fight to help sexual assault victims find justice The Herald-Dispatch Lacie Pierson March 24, 2017
Witness in 1st UMass gang rape trial testify about physical exam, rape kit analysis Mass Live Fred Contrada March 24, 2015
With Sex Workers Too, Rape Is Still Rape RH Reality Check Kate D'Adamo January 4, 2016
With sex assault evidence kits ready to be tested, Virginia to reach out to survivors The Roanoke Times Katie Demeria February 6, 2017
With new money, state chips away at daunting backlog of rape evidence — but can’t keep up Seattle Times Sara Jean Green December 15, 2016
With new law, Ohio continues trend toward national leadership on rape kit testing The Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell December 19, 2014
With new law, Minnesota starts to tally untested rape kits FOX News Associated Press August 2, 2015
With most rape kits tested, focus turns to prosecutions Detroit Free Press Paul Egan September 2, 2015
With cases hinging on DNA evidence, rape victims' wait for justice can be 'agonizing' FOX 4 KC Katie Banks November 4, 2015
With 600th rape kit indictment, Prosecutor Michael O'Malley reflects on two ways to stop serial crimes cleveland.com Rachel Dissell July 25, 2017
Wisconsin’s Untested Rape Kits: Only 9 Cleared Under $4M Grant Milwaukee Patch Beth Dalbey February 3, 2017
Wisconsin works to fight against backlog of thousands of untested rape kits The Daily Cardinal Lilly Price March 15, 2017
Wisconsin to test sexual assault kits, help victims ‘move forward’ The Badger Herald Vidushi Saxena October 7, 2016
Wisconsin still lags on testing rape kits Post-Crescent Keegan Kyle October 2, 2016
Wisconsin grapples with 6,000 untested sexual assault kits Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel Andrew Hahn August 8, 2015
Wisconsin DOJ Sets Up Website to Track Sex Assault Kit Tests News and Observer Associated Press September 27, 2017
Wisconsin DOJ Launches Program To Address Backlog Of Untested Sexual Assault Evidence Kits SDPB Kristian Knutsen January 31, 2017

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