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) Post Datesort ascending
Boise Lawmaker Working to Improve Rape Kit Standards KTVB Natalie Shaver December 10, 2017
House Bill Deals with Rape Kit Backlog WITF Radio Pennsylvania December 10, 2017
Our Opinion: Sex Assault Victims Failed by Backlog of Untested Kits South Bend Tribune South Bend Tribune Editorial Board December 10, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Numbers in Untested Rape Kit Editorials Are Not Accurate News-Sentinel News-Sentinel Editorial Board December 9, 2017
Area Counties Part of Backlog of State's Untested Sexual Assault Kits Connersville News Examiner James Sprague December 8, 2017
Who's to Blame for Untested Rape Kits in St. Joseph County? South Bend Tribune Ted Booker December 8, 2017
These New State Hires Could Help Cut Down North Carolina’s Rape Kit Backlog Under The Dome Will Doran December 7, 2017
To Catch More Rapists, Missouri Must Test More Rape Kits Kansas City Star Kansas City Star Editorial Board December 6, 2017
Progress Being Made in Rape Kit Backlog, More to Do WSAV3 JoAnn Merrigan December 6, 2017
JPD Audits Rape Kit Backlog Juneau Empire James Brooks December 6, 2017
St. Joseph County Leads State in Untested Rape Kits South Bend Tribune Ted Booker December 6, 2017
Schimel: Flood Of Submissions Slowing Sexual Asssault Kit Testing Wisconsin Public Radio Associated Press December 6, 2017
Over Half of Rape Kits in Indiana Were Not Submitted News-Sentinel News-Sentinel Editorial Board December 5, 2017
Shameful Backlog: Untested Rape Kits Retain Evidentiary Value Journal Gazette Journal Gazette Editorial Board December 5, 2017
Thousands of Rape Exam Kits Never Processed Statewide Reporter Janet Williams December 4, 2017
A Neglected Victim, A Voice of Moral Outrage: Editorial Oregonian Oregonian Editorial Board December 2, 2017
How The System Tortures Women by Illegally Making Them Pay for Their Own Rape Kits Newsweek Josh Saul December 2, 2017
Why 5,396 Sexual Assault Kits Went Untested in Indiana Indy Star Marisa Kwiatkowski December 1, 2017
New York City's Public Hospitals Have Destroyed 840 Untested Rape Kits in the Past 5 Years Teen Vogue Lauren Rearick November 29, 2017
Insult atop Indignity: Rape Survivors Billed for Forensic Exams Nonprofit Quarterly Erin Rubin November 29, 2017
ISP Creates Online Sexual Assault Kit Tracking System KVTB Natalie Shaver November 28, 2017
No Rape Kit Should Go Untested Amid #MeToo Movement The Hill Eileen M. Decker November 27, 2017
Audit Finds Over 3,000 Alaskan Rape Kits Not Tested 2KTUU Samantha Angaiak & Sidney Sullivan November 27, 2017
Editorial: Time for Missouri to Tackle its Backlog of Untested Rape Kits St. Louis Post-Dispatch St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial Board November 27, 2017
Juneau’s Rape Kit Backlog is ‘One of The Worst’ Nationwide Juneau Empire James Brooks November 26, 2017


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