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
Springfield Among Ohio Cities with Backlog of Rape Kits Now Tested Springfield News Sun Katie Wedell May 31, 2016
Brown students invent better swab for rape kits Providence Journal Jacqueline Tempera May 30, 2016
New Mexico Sees Massive Backlog of Untested Rape Kits KFox14 Lashay Wesley May 30, 2016
Sheriff's Office working to bring justice to Robbins rape victims Chicago Tribune Zak Koeske May 27, 2016
Senate Passes Bill Establishing Basic Rights for Sexual Assault Victims Nonprofit Quarterly Shafaq Hasan May 26, 2016
Hundreds of PA rape kits more than 1-year-old remain untested May 25, 2016
State task force formed to clear backlog of rape kits KOAT Albuquerque Megan Cruz May 24, 2016
Advocates Praise Senate Bill on Sexual Assault Victims' Rights The New York Times Emmarie Huetteman May 24, 2016
A Bill Extending Rights to Rape Survivors Actually Passes the U.S. Senate Nora Caplan-Bricker May 24, 2016
Untouched Rape Kits Getting Tested in Washington KREM Jane McCarthy May 23, 2016
City’s Reduces its “Rape Kit” Backlog The Potero View Rebekah Moan May 23, 2016
Law Aims To Speed Up Sexual Assault Kit Testing Keloland Television Kelli Volk May 20, 2016
Salt Lake police: Hundreds of once-backlogged rape kits now submitted to crime lab Ben Lockhart May 20, 2016
The law mandates rape exams — but the right training to conduct them is just as vital The Washington Post Terri Slapak-Fugate May 19, 2016
The Saga of My Rape Kit The New York Times Emily Winslow May 19, 2016
Gov. Cuomo will push law allowing child-abuse victims to seek justice as adults NY Daily News Kenneth Lovett May 19, 2016
New bill aims to help rape victims rebuffed at hospitals CNN Ashley Fantz, Emanuella Grinberg and Jessica Ravitz May 18, 2016
Victim speaks out about untested rape kits WESH 2 News Bob Kealing May 17, 2016
Detroit man sentenced to at least 25 years in prison tied to 2008 Southfield rape case The Oakland Press John Turk May 17, 2016
Delay of shame: No excuse for backlog in police testing of rape kits Pittsburgh Post Gazzette Editorial Board May 16, 2016
New law helps sexual assault victims track rape kits KEPR TV Hannah Vogel May 16, 2016
Bill mandating rape-kit data clears California Assembly Mercury News Alison Noon May 12, 2016
Virginia provides nationwide model for testing rape kits CBS 6 Local News Capitol News Service May 5, 2016
Working to eradicate backlog of rape kits awaiting tests NewsWorks May 5, 2016


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