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)sort descending Post Date
Governor Signs Rape Kit Legislation Today ABC 13 News Now April 14, 2016
Editorial: A rape kit calamity SavannahNow February 21, 2017
Oregon Sexual Assault Examiner (SAE)/ Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Certification Commission Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner December 31, 2012
Akron General starting Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program Crain's Cleveland Business October 29, 2015
Thumb up: Bill would speed testing of rape kits in Florida EndTheBacklog January 28, 2016
Columbus man charged with first degree rape WTVA March 26, 2015
Rape kit testing continuing WTAM 1100 May 21, 2015
Work continues to test Detroit rape kits found in 2009 Chron July 17, 2015
Ky. audit explains rape-kit backlog problem The Courier-Journal September 21, 2015
Grant approved for CMPD to test nearly 900 untested rape kits FOX 46 September 28, 2015
New Mexico faces backlog of untested rape kits Al Jazeera America December 1, 2015
Ogden police make arrest in 7-year-old rape case Good 4 Utah June 24, 2015
Editorial: Pick some legislative priorities for the next session Bend Bulletin October 10, 2015
New laws confront unsolved rapes, HIV Miami Herald March 23, 2016
State Police Announce Specialized Unit for Rape Kit Processing April 19, 2012
Nearly 2,000 CODIS Hits Through Sexual Assault Kit Testing The Daily Jeffersonian November 10, 2014
Governor Ducey Signs Bill To Achieve Justice For Sexual Assault Victims Prescott eNews March 22, 2017
Rape suspect free for 11 years, despite victim naming her attacker WMAC Action News 5 June 11, 2015
Editorial: All rape kits should be tested Greenville Online July 21, 2015
Federal money to help with untested rape kits Financial News & Daily Record September 11, 2015
Lack of compassion for rape victims is startling Sun Sentinel October 16, 2015
Our view: Sex assault evidence kit press release creates confusion Our Midland February 1, 2016
Lawmakers approve $1 million to continue testing backlogged rape kits Nevada Appeal December 16, 2012
New Law Prompts Rape Kit Review NWA Homepage September 24, 2015
Nearly $50M in Grants to Support Victim Groups, Rape Kit Testing November 17, 2015


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