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
Why Rape Kits Were Being Destroyed in Utah Good4Utah Kim Fischer April 12, 2016
Why rape kits go untested in Virginia Washington Post Rachel Weiner July 7, 2015
Why rape kits go untested in San Diego KPBS Public Broadcasting Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh September 13, 2016
Why rape kits go untested The Daily Beacon Liv McConnell March 12, 2015
Why Rape Kits Are Crucial In The Fight Against Sexual Assault Elite Daily Alexia LaFata November 28, 2016
Why rape evidence kits should all be tested in San Diego The San Diego Union-Tribune Suzanne Morse & Lori Saldaña July 27, 2017
Why police say 400 rape kits have gone untested KSFY Bridget Bennett July 20, 2015
Why Minnesota Law Enforcement Agencies Have Thousands of Untested Rape Kits Statewide SC Times Nora G. Hertel April 26, 2018
Why Haven't 70,000 Rape Kits Been Tested for DNA? NBC News Kate Snow and Rich McHugh July 20, 2015
Why every unsolved rape case is another waiting to happen Daily Life Clementine Ford September 8, 2015
Why don’t local police departments pay for rape kit testing? The Texas Tribune Alex Samuels June 23, 2017
Why Do Rape Cases Have Statute of Limitations, And What Does That Mean For Victims? Bustle Lauren Holter August 14, 2015
Why did rape kits sit for so long untested? Marietta Times December 11, 2014
Why did it take 9 hours and 3 emergency rooms for this woman to get a rape kit? Cosmopolitan Jillian Keenan August 23, 2016
Why Aren’t UT Students Getting Rape Kits? Austin Chronicle Sarah Marloff March 30, 2018
Why Are These Rapes Still Unsolved? The Daily Beast Linda Fairstein September 27, 2010
Why are there 137 rape kits untested in El Cajon East County Magazine Miriam Raftery June 25, 2015
Why an Ohio Supreme Court case involving rape kits is drawing national attention Rachel Dissell February 1, 2016
Why 5,396 Sexual Assault Kits Went Untested in Indiana Indy Star Marisa Kwiatkowski December 1, 2017
Why 4,700 Rape Kits In Oregon Have Yet To Be Tested OPB FM Amelia Templeton September 13, 2015
Who’s Testing APD’s Backlog of Evidence? The Austin Chronicle Sarah Marloff February 24, 2017
Who's to Blame for Untested Rape Kits in St. Joseph County? South Bend Tribune Ted Booker December 8, 2017
White House, NYC prosecutor pledge $79M to test rape kits Mashable Associated Press September 10, 2015
White House, NYC announce $79M to clear rape kit backlog The Hill Jordan Fabian September 10, 2015
White House, Manhattan DA Pledge $79M To Clear Rape Kit Backlog CBS New York September 10, 2015


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