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
Eliminate rape kit backlog The Times-Tribune The Times-Tribune Editorial Board September 10, 2016
Department Of Justice Invests $63 Million In Nation's Crime Labs PR Newswire PR Newswire September 9, 2016
More funding, penalties urged to tackle rape kit backlog The Philadelphia Tribune Mark Scolforo September 8, 2016
Detective lauds sexual assault kits Portsmouth Daily Times Frank Lewis September 8, 2016
When Detectives Dismiss Rape Reports Before Investigating Them Buzzfeed Alex Campbell and Katie J.M. Baker September 8, 2016
Two California congresswomen are behind the new Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights The Los Angeles Times Sarah D. Wire September 8, 2016
Reform statute of limitations for rapists Orange County Register John Phillips September 7, 2016
Testing Rape Kit Backlogs Saves Millions Of Dollars Vocativ Tracy Clark-Flory September 7, 2016
The U.S. Is One Step Closer to a Federal Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights Slate Christina Cauterucci September 7, 2016
Auditor General DePasquale calls on state lawmakers to act on backlog to get 3,000 sexual assault kits tested The Beaver County Times J.D. Prose September 7, 2016
Pa. auditor general blames state for backlog on rape kits Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Karen Langley September 7, 2016
Officials create team to investigate cases Greenfield Daily Reporter Caitlin VanOverberghe September 7, 2016
California may soon eliminate the statute of limitations for rape charges Washington Post Wonkblog Danielle Paquette September 7, 2016
DNA Hit in an Assault Was Key to Solving Minnesota Abduction ABC News Amy Forliti September 6, 2016
Rape kit backlog reflects failure of justice in Alaska Alaska Dispatch News Shannyn Moore September 6, 2016
OC Crime Lab pushing to get rape kits turned in and tested The Orange County Register Kelly Puente September 6, 2016
Victims, advocates plead with city leaders to resolve rape kit backlog Austin American-Statesman Elizabeth Findell September 2, 2016
Previously Untested Duluth Rape Kits Sent for Analysis WDIO Duluth Baihly Warfield September 2, 2016
GBI receives thousands of untested rape kits CBS 46 Atlanta Meghan Packer September 2, 2016
Op-Ed: Criminal rape cases should not be on a ticking clock The Los Angeles Times Gloria Allred September 2, 2016
Victims' advocates seeking justice for 1,400 DNA cases left in limbo KXAN Claire Ricke September 1, 2016
Cost Savings and Cost Effectiveness of the Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Kit Task Force Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education Mendel Singer September 1, 2016
Sexual assault advocates call for funding to reopen APD DNA lab CBS Austin Juliette Dryer September 1, 2016
Hundreds of rape kits submitted to State Crime Lab Komo News Kristen Drew August 31, 2016
How the Critical Shortage of Sexual Assault Nurses Harms Survivors Across the US Broadly Haley Potiker August 31, 2016


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