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 Sourcesort ascending Author(s) Post Date
Assault survivors have waited too long Albuquerque Journal Jayann Sepich and Ilse Knecht March 4, 2017
DNA testing branches out into the family tree Albuquerque Journal Diane Dimond February 18, 2017
City takes steps to cut rape kit backlog Albuquerque Journal Dan McKay January 5, 2017
Editorial: Clearing rape kit backlog should be made a priority Albuquerque Journal Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board December 12, 2016
Rape Kit Testing Progressing in State Albuquerque Journal Tim Keller October 28, 2017
Grants Awarded to Begin Processing Rape Kits Albuquerque Journal Ryan Boetel October 2, 2017
Work To Clear Rape Evidence Kit Backlog Slowly Progressing Albuquerque Journal Maggie Shepard September 22, 2017
Stop serial rapists with prompt evidence tests Albuquerque Journal Diane Dimond May 27, 2017
Formerly Disgraced DC Crime Lab Eliminates Rape Kit Backlog WTOP Megan Cloherty January 2, 2018
McDermed gives sex assault victims more state assistance Will County Gazette Caitlin Nordahl August 29, 2017
New Research Shows What We Know (and Don't) About Serial Rapists News Wise Case Western Reserve University March 12, 2018
San Diego has Large Backlog of Rape Kits Needing Examination Times of San Diego Debbie L. Sklar April 25, 2017
Women Are Using Social Media as a Megaphone to Confront Nightlife's Rape Problem VICE Michelle Lhooq August 25, 2015
As Nevada Chips Away at Its Rape Kit Backlog with One-Time Funds, Officials Eye Permanent Solution Nevada Independent Megan Messerly and Michelle Rindels September 10, 2017
Seeking Justice: How sexual assault victims can pursue action The Butler Collegian Matthew Vantryon April 14, 2015
What Is A Rape Kit? TestTube Julia Wilde January 16, 2015
Darren Sharper's Rape Spree Shows Why Athletes Get Away With Crimes Vice Jessica Luther April 9, 2015
Rape Kit Backlog Testing Gets $41 Million Boost From Obama Administration Elizabeth Nolan Brown September 11, 2015
It's a Match: Rape kits revisited Elizabeth Nolan Brown June 2, 2015
Detective lauds sexual assault kits Portsmouth Daily Times Frank Lewis September 8, 2016
Editorial: At last, Virginia addresses backlog of untested rape kits The Virginian-Pilot The Virginian-Pilot Editorial Board June 19, 2017
Audit Shows N Carolina Has 15K Untested Sexual Assault Kits Virginian-Pilot Martha Waggoner February 28, 2018
Rape Kit Test Leads To Arrest In 20 Year Old Las Vegas Cold Case Patch Lucas Thomas January 18, 2018
Jones' Proposal To Address Backlog Of Untested Rape Kits Approved North Reading Patch Bob Holmes November 15, 2017
Maryland Man Sentenced For 2014 State Paddy's Day Sexual Assault Onward State Lexi Shimkonis October 15, 2015


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