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
Victim: Suspect DNA kits need to be tested #TestTheKits ABC 13 News Now Laura Geller July 28, 2015
Victim Waits 14 Years for Rape Kit to be Tested KOB4 Kasia Gregorczyk January 25, 2018
Victim testifies in sexual assault trial La Crosse Tribune Anne Jungen January 20, 2016
Victim takes stand in man's sexual assault trial Pal-Item Pam Tharp April 16, 2015
Victim support groups call for rape kit testing protocol Emilie Arroyo July 22, 2015
Victim speaks out about untested rape kits WESH 2 News Bob Kealing May 17, 2016
Victim sheds light on untested rape kits in Fla. NBC2 Rachel Polansky October 27, 2016
Victim of the system: One woman's rape kit, possibly other, tested too late to prosecute Rachel Dissell July 26, 2015
Victim of On-Campus Rape Files Lawsuit Against UC Regents Daily Nexus Nicolas Bogel-Burroughs January 27, 2016
Victim of accused serial rapist 'at peace' after his arrest KHOU Kevin Reece July 2, 2015
Victim haunted by rape helps with NOPD sex crime reform WWLTV Jaclyn Kelley May 5, 2015
Victim advocates: $ for rape kit testing is long overdue King 5 News Linda Byron August 26, 2015
Victim advocates work to reduce trauma, support rape response Grand Forks Herald Andrew Hazzard December 9, 2016
Victim advocates for testing, processing of backlogged rape kits Stillwater News Press Janelle Stecklein April 24, 2017
Vice president tours Maryland State Police lab WBALTV Lowell Melser March 16, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden coming to Baltimore to talk about untested rape kits ABC 2 News WMAR Staff March 9, 2015
Vice President Biden Heads to New York City Thursday To Focus on Economy, Sexual Assault Cases ABC 7 Eyewitness News September 9, 2015
Vetoing Justice for Rape Victims The Huffington Post Sarah Tofte October 15, 2009
VAWA 2005 and Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams: Kit Storage Issues Urban Institute, National Institute of Justice Lisa Newmark, Janine Zweig, Megan Denverm, Darakshan Raja May 1, 2014
Valley looks to 'gold standard' for assault exams Renton Reporter Dean Radford June 4, 2015
Va. Beach rape kits get hits in CODIS DNA database 13 News Now Laura Gellar February 17, 2017
VA recieves $1.4 million for untested sexual assault kits NBC 12 Megan Woo September 10, 2015
Utah’s new crime lab to use robotics to speed up rape kit testing The Salt Lake Tribune Tiffany Frandsen June 2, 2017
Utah working through statewide backlog of untested rape kits Daily Journal Associated Press October 7, 2015
Utah victim advocates call for evidence over instinct in investigating sex assault The Salt Lake Tribune Alex Stuckey August 12, 2016


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