“It’s estimated that hundreds of thousands of rape kits sit untested in police and crime lab storage facilities across the country.” The Joyful Heart Foundation, founded by Mariska Hargitay, is working to end the backlog.

In her new groundbreaking documentary, I AM EVIDENCE, Hargitay exposes the alarming number of untested rape kits in the United States and takes a look at the reasons behind the the rape kit backlog, and what can be done to fix the problem.

“In this film, we seek to send a clear message to survivors that they matter, that we as a nation will do everything possible to bring them a path to healing and justice, and that their perpetrators will be held accountable for their crimes,” says Hargitay in a press release about the film.

I AM EVIDENCE premieres today on HBO, or find a screening near you here.

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