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.

Titlesort ascending Source Author(s) Post Date
Washington State Law Requires Rape Kit Testing NBC News May 14, 2015
Washington state lab needs more money to clear rape kit backlog The Bellingham Herald December 31, 2015
Washington State Gets $3M to Ease Backlog of 6,000 Untested Rape Kits Seattle Times Sara Jean Green October 7, 2017
Washington state bill addresses rape kit backlog KHQ 06 Cynthia Johnson April 8, 2015
Washington lawmaker tries to tackle thousands of untested rape kits in state Bellingam Herald Samantha Wohlfeil March 1, 2015
Washington lab needs more money to clear rape kit backlog KHQ 06 December 30, 2015
Washington governor signs law requiring rape kit testing King 5 News Linda Byron May 14, 2015
Warrant: DNA Left During Struggle Links Suspect to Avon Rail Trail Attack CT Now David Owens July 6, 2015
Waiting for rape kit results is 'stab in my heart' Citizen-Times Tonya Maxwell July 18, 2015
Waiting for Justice: Rape kits go untested for years KLTV Julia Jenae February 23, 2015
WA rape kit bill symbolic, needs context MY Northwest Jason Rantz May 15, 2015
W.Va. Cuts into Backlog of Sex Assault Kits Logan Banner Courtney Hessler February 18, 2018
W. Va. gets nearly $3M grants for sexual assault kits backlog West Virginia Record Chris Dickerson September 11, 2015
VP Joins #ENDTHEBACKLOG Movement HLN Ajyra Cheatham March 17, 2015
VP Biden, DA Vance, AG Lynch Announce $79 Million Rape Kit Initiative New York County District Attorney's Office September 11, 2015
VP Biden, AG Lynch announce federal funds for rape-kit backlog Christian Science Monitor Olivia Lowenberg September 11, 2015
VP Biden Visits Baltimore County, Wants To Reduce Untested Rape Kits CBS Baltimore Rick Ritter March 16, 2015
VP Biden joins effort to end rape kit backlog W*USA Nikki Burdine March 16, 2015
VP Biden Announces $41M To Help With Rape Kit Testing My FOX Memphis March 16, 2015
Voluntary program would raise $1M for rape kit testing Caller Times John C. Moritz March 13, 2017
Vogt, Lewis Young see success as bills pass in Annapolis Frederick News Post Bethany Rodgers April 7, 2015
Virginia will test 2,00 rape kits connected to unsolved cases Pilot Online Jenna Portnoy September 14, 2015
Virginia will outsource lab work for 2,000 untested rape kits in storage ABC 8 News September 11, 2015
Virginia receives grant to process untested rape kits, improve survivor support Fauquier Times January 15, 2017
Virginia receives $1.4 million to test sexual assault evidence kits Progress Index September 11, 2015


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