Sexual Assault

Law & Order Addresses Kit Backlog

Law & Order: SVU will air an episode Wednesday night (9/29) at 9pm ET that addresses the issue of the sexual assault evidence collection kit backlog. The Joyful Heart Foundation (founded by SVU star Mariska Hargitay) has been vocal on this issue for some time, so not surprising that it’s making its way into a story line. Although I don’t usually post pop culture info on this site, I’m pretty curious to see how they address the subject, and what the ultimate message will be. You can check out the episode event page on Facebook, or visit NBC for information on the show.

Joyful Heart is using the episode’s air-date to launch a new web project: The site is intended to serve as a comprehensive resource about the rape kit backlog.

You can also visit the NSVRC collection at