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
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
Utah Valley Everyday Hero: Provo police victims advocate a force for good, pushes rape kit testing Daily Herald Kurt Hanson May 2, 2017
Utah to hire private labs to analyze stockpiled rape kits The Salt Lake City Tribune Christopher Smart June 18, 2014
Utah to hire private lab to process rape kits Chron June 19, 2014
Utah police started testing 70 percent of rape kit backlog Herald Extra Associated Press May 30, 2015
Utah moves for greater scrutiny, testing of sexual assault kits Deseret News Ryan Morgan March 7, 2017
Utah man pleads guilty in 2014 rape case after DNA match to sexual-assault kit evidence The Salt Lake Tribune Jessica Miller July 12, 2017
Utah learns it cannot treat sexual assault victims as afterthoughts Standard-Examiner Standard-Examiner Editorial Board August 1, 2017
Utah lawmakers call for mandatory rape-kit testing, victim confidentiality on college campuses The Salt Lake Tribune Jessica Miller and Alex Stuckey March 9, 2017
Utah Lawmaker To Introduce Bill To Test All Rape Kits KUER Julia Ritchey January 11, 2017
Utah lawmaker proposes bill requiring the testing of all sexual assault kits Park Record Angelique McNaughton February 7, 2017
Utah lawmaker pledges bill to mandate rape-kit testing The Salt Lake Tribune Jessica Miller December 13, 2016
Utah House Bill 157 Utah State Legislature Rep. Jennifer M. Seelig, Sen. Stephen H. Urquhart February 21, 2014
Utah Democrats Challenge Thatcher on Rape Victims KCSG Anna Thompson June 19, 2014
Utah Crime Lab to Speed up Sexual Assault Testing U.S. News & World Report Hallie Golden April 6, 2017
US rape test backlog down to mindset, not just money New Scientist Jessica Hamzelou March 12, 2015

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