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
WV's testing of rape kits lags other states The Herald-Dispatch Courtney Hessler September 19, 2016
Hawaii police fail to meet deadline on untested rape kits Hawaii Star Advertiser Sophie Cocke September 19, 2016
New software will help York County crime lab untangle complex DNA mixtures The Herald Teddy Kulmala September 18, 2016
Austin police still working on plan to resolve rape kit backlog Austin American-Statesman Elizabeth Findell September 16, 2016
APD’s backlog on cases mount as lab remains shuttered KXAN Cally Bien and Leslie Rangel September 16, 2016
Is Maryland giving rape victims short shrift? Washington Post Washington Post Editorial Board September 15, 2016
Quick action in Cabell rape kit backlog case is expected Herald-Dispatch Courtney Hessler September 15, 2016
Man arrested for 1999 sexual assault of 2 teenage girls KSAT 12 Bill Barajas September 14, 2016
Results from first 'backlogged' sexual assault kits expected this month WDRB Danielle Lama September 14, 2016
Why We Cosponsored A Bill To Give Sexual Assault Victims A Bill of Rights Independent Journal Review Congresswoman Mimi Walters and Congressman Darrell Issa September 14, 2016
Governor McCrory calls for rape kit reforms WLOS 13 News Ashlea Surles September 14, 2016
Police department fined after 7-year-old 'rape kit' found in refrigerator with food WLOS News13 Kristy Steward September 14, 2016
It's Official: Testing Rape Kits Prevents Assault and Saves Everybody Millions Forbes Janet Burns September 14, 2016
Sexual assault advocates, law enforcement talk victim notification as rape kit backlog clears CN2 Kevin Wheatley September 13, 2016
Untested rape kits spur new law in Kentucky; Indiana may be next The Gleaner Beth Smith September 13, 2016
Why rape kits go untested in San Diego KPBS Public Broadcasting Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh September 13, 2016
Patricia Arquette breaks down why Brock Turner and other rapists barely even get jail time Bustle Melissa Cruz September 13, 2016
The cost of clearing the rape kit backlog Austin Chronicle Chase Hoffberger September 13, 2016
Austin police pledge to find money to clear up rape kit backlog Austin American-Statesman Elizabeth Findell September 12, 2016
The "Magical Unicorn" Software That Could Make a Dent in the Rape Kit Backlog Slate Nora Caplan-Bricker September 12, 2016
3,400 and counting: Untested rape kits discovered in statewide audit The Northern Light Victoria Petersen September 12, 2016
Justice and closure for thousands of sexual assault victims in Austin lies in the hands city council Fox 7 Austin RaeAnn Christensen September 11, 2016
Justice and closure for thousands of sexual assault victims in Austin lies in the hands city council Fox 7 Austin RaeAnn Christensen September 11, 2016
Time bandits: The senseless delays in testing rape-kit evidence Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Board September 11, 2016
A Revolutionary Algorithm To Clear Up Rape Kit Backlogs Vocativ Tracy Clark-Flory September 10, 2016

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