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How Mariska Hargitay's 'Law & Order' Role Spurred HBO's Sexual Assault Doc

April 24, 2017
Ashley Lee

After 18 years of starring in Law & Order: SVU, Mariska Hargitay is taking on sexual assault offscreen.

The star of NBC’s long-running procedural series is a producer of I Am Evidence, a new documentary highlighting the hundreds of thousands of untested rape kits in the United States. The dormant status of these kits, some of which have been left in police evidence storage rooms for decades, mirrors the pattern of how the criminal justice system has historically treated sexual assault victims. Meanwhile, perpetrators are never held accountable for their crimes.

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Uncovering New Rape Kit Data Through The Accountability Project

May 19, 2015 | BY Maile Zambuto | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Today, we've expanded our knowledge about the rape kit crisis nationwide with the release of data on the number of untested kits from five additional cities - more than 9,000 untested rape kits.
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