10 March 2014 10:08 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Mariska Hargitay plays a sex crimes detective on Law and Order: Svu, but now the actress is taking her support for victims to another level by producing an upcoming documentary about rape kit backlog.

The documentary, Shelved, will focus on the many rape kits Detroit has failed to analyze and what can be done to stop the backlog from continuing. Rape kits are procedurally given to rape victims immediately after the reported crime and, when analyzed, often lead to identifying the DNA of the alleged attacker and then to the ultimate conviction of that individual. But according to The Detroit News, »


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