The Backlog

Media 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
Negron says outsourcing could help resolve sexual assault kit testing backlog Herald Tribune Dylan Pryor January 15, 2016
DA explains why DNA doesn't exonerate convicted murderer Kenneth Clair Orange County Register Tony Saavedra January 15, 2016
New agreement could have Florida's 13,000 rape kit backlog cleared in 3 years Tampa Bay Times Jeremy Wallace January 14, 2016
Maestas Barnes Pre-Files Appropriations Requests To Address Rape Kit Backlog Los Alamos Daily Post Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes January 14, 2016
Athens police looking for help identifying suspect in two assaults uptown The Athens News January 14, 2016
Some Lawmakers Want 'Better' FDLE Proposals On How To Take Care Of Rape Kits Backlog WFSU Sascha Cordner January 14, 2016
FDLE dressed down over rape kit testing backlog Brandeton Herald Jeremy Wallace January 14, 2016
Negron Question FDLE On Backlog Of Rape Kits CBS Miami January 14, 2016
State Sen. Negron blasts as 'unacceptable' 6- to 8- year FDLE estimate to test rape kits Tampa Bay Times Jeremy Wallace January 13, 2016
Sexual assault survivors urge support of legislation to better track rape kits Mass Live Shira Schoenberg January 13, 2016
Little progress made on untested rape kits Post Crescent Keegan Kyle January 13, 2016
New Kentucky Bill Requires Rape Kits Be Tested Within 30 Days Nonprofit Quarterly Shafaq Hasan January 13, 2016
2013 assault tied to Kenosha man Kenosha News Janine Anderson January 13, 2016
Ducey addresses big concerns with little financial details Arizona Sonora News David McGlothlin January 13, 2016
Negron calls for quicker review of untested sexual assault kits Herald Tribune Dylan Pryor January 13, 2016
Coakley: Rape survivors need their own bill of rights Boston Herald Martha Coakley January 13, 2016
Governor Ducey creates task force to test unprocessed rape kits News 4 Tucson Domenica Fuller January 13, 2016
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tackles untested rape kit backlog ABC 15 Arizona Melissa Blasius January 13, 2016
Man sentenced in sexual assault, murder of girl, 11 Detroit Free Press Associated Press January 12, 2016
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Responds to Governor Ducey's Executive Order Regarding Untested Rape Kits Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence January 12, 2016
Gov. Doug Ducey rolls out two executive orders in State of the State KTAR January 11, 2016
Bill Sets Deadlines for Kentucky Rape Kit Testing, Increases Funding 88.9 WEKU Ryland Barton January 11, 2016
Best way to help rape victims? Test every rape kit Sacramento Bee The Editorial Board January 10, 2016
Ohio's AG: About 9,500 rape kits tested for DNA matches FOX 19 Now January 9, 2016
Testing unprocessed sexual assault kits remains a top priority Sun Sentinel Pam Bondi January 9, 2016

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