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
Cuyahoga County leads the nation in its rape kit response with 500th indicted man Rachel Dissell June 30, 2016
State audit underway of untested sexual assault evidence kits Las Cruces Sun-News Steve Ramirez June 29, 2016
State audit underway of untested sexual assault evidence kits Las Cruces Sun-News Steve Ramirez June 29, 2016
The cost of testing rape kits: Experts say it's saved us $38.7 million so far Rachel Dissell June 29, 2016
Ohio prosecutor to announce 500th indictment from rape kits Hometown Stations June 29, 2016
Law ensuring sex assault evidence kits processing up for approval Poughkeepsie Journal Amanda J. Purcell June 29, 2016
Men to Join Detroit Effort to Pay for Rape Kit Testing Detroit Free Press Rochelle Riley June 28, 2016
TBI working to clear backlog of sexual assault kits in the state WKRN TV Nashville Brent Remadna June 27, 2016
Assembly Passes Simotas' Rape Kit Bill The Times Ledger Bill Parry June 23, 2016
Arizona law enforcement revising stance on rape kits Arizona Daily Sun June 21, 2016
New Data Show At Least 3400 Untested Rape Kits in Iowa Des Moines Register Barbara Rodriguez June 19, 2016
City police in N.C. destroyed rape kits in more than 1,000 cases The News & Observer Fred-Clasen Kelly June 11, 2016
Rape kit tests in Ohio find more than half of sexual assaults committed by serial rapists The New York Times WITW STAFF June 9, 2016
Inside the National Effort to Combat the Rape Kit Backlog – And How Detroit Is Leading the Fight People Magazine Diana Pearl June 9, 2016
"I remember those eyes, Victim Recalls 1995 Rape at Trial New York Post Kenneth Garger and Laura Italiano June 8, 2016
What Testing 5,000 Backlogged Rape Kits Just Told Us About Rapists Refinery 29 Hayley MacMillen June 7, 2016
Serial Rapists Are More Common Than We Knew & Testing Rape Kits Is Only Part Of The Answer To Reducing Sexual Assault Bustle Megan Grant June 7, 2016
Psychology Professor Examines the Rape Kit Backlog California State University Long Beach Office of Media and Government Relations June 3, 2016
Nevada attorney general expects to receive first results from rape kit backlog News 4 Scott Magruder May 31, 2016
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


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