The Backlog

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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
Lawmakers, Advocates Aim to Continue Rape Kit Reform This Legislative Session Frontier Kassie McClung February 9, 2018
Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit Tests Lead to 20 DNA Hits US News & World Report Todd Richmond February 9, 2018
FDLE Tackles A Statewide Backlog of Untested Sexual Assault Kits Click Orlando Adrianna Iwasinski February 8, 2018
Attorney General's Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Makes Progress with Untested Rape Kits News4 Sanaz Tahernia February 8, 2018
More Than 1,000 Rape Kits Remain Backlogged In PA, Some Dating As Far Back As The 1990s WESA Kathleen J. Davis February 8, 2018
Wisconsin Rape Kits Testing Yields New Suspects in 11 Cases Post Crescent Keegan Kyle February 8, 2018
Massachusetts Laws Do Not Require Tracking or Testing of Rape Kits; This Advocacy Group Wants to Change That in 2018 Mass Live Melissa Hanson February 7, 2018
More Than 1,200 Rape Kits Sitting Idle in Pennsylvania Trib Live Natasha Lindstrom February 6, 2018
Wisconsin DOJ Contracts with 2 More Labs, Including One in Salt Lake City, to Test Rape Kits Salt Lake Tribune Associated Press February 6, 2018
Auditor General Works to Eliminate Rape Kit Backlog 69 News 69 News February 5, 2018
Lawmakers to Tackle Packed 2018 Agenda in Short Legislative Session News10 Jackie Labrecque February 5, 2018
Neave Launches Crowd-Funding Legislation Mesquite News Anny Sivilay February 2, 2018
Sexual Assault Care Inconsistent Throughout State, So Nurse Examiners Lead The Way Missourian Anna Brett February 2, 2018
Group Who Assists North Texas Rape Victims Low on Supplies WFAA8 Monica Hernandez February 2, 2018
Serial Rapist to Return to Memphis Area Next Month WREG Memphis Bridget Chapman February 2, 2018
A Common Sense Bill Long Overdue WV News John Miller February 2, 2018
Bill Aims to Help Albuquerque Clear Rape Kit Backlog KOB4 Kai Porter February 1, 2018
Miami Police Blame Massive Rape-Kit Backlog on Bad Equipment, Ask for Upgrades Miami New Times Jerry Ianelli February 1, 2018
For Some Law Enforcement Agencies, Audit of Untested Rape Kits A Daunting Task Frontier Kassie McClung January 31, 2018
For Survivors of Sexual Assault: Help Us Investigate Wisconsin’s Treatment of Rape Kits Post Crescent Keegan Kyle and Madeleine Behr January 31, 2018
New Oregon Bill Aims to Solve Rape-Kit Testing Issues Fox 12 Oregon Fox12 Staff January 31, 2018
Indiana Lawmakers Advance Plan to Better Track Rape Kits WISHTV David Williams January 31, 2018
First Conviction in Utah from Backlogged Rape Kit Tests KUTV Chris Jones January 31, 2018
Man Charged in 9-year-old Rape Case to Face Judge Spectrum News 13 David Bodden January 31, 2018
Cold Rape Case in Volusia County Cracked with DNA Testing WESH WESH Staff January 31, 2018

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