What you can do: Not all survivors benefit from a rape kit exam. But those who choose to go through the process deserve genuine care and follow through. We must commit to taking crime against women seriously. So what can you do?

  • Educate! Share this page or End The Backlog’s site and engage with friends and family. Too many people don’t know about the backlog, let alone what a rape kit even is.

  • Write! Contact your state officials and members of Congress. SameSide makes it easy with a pre-written e-mail and just one click.

  • Text! California people, text “BACKLOG CA” to 52886. Contact our Governor, State Senator, and State Assemblymember with a pre-written e-mail thanks to SameSide.

  • Give! Support End The Backlog’s efforts by donating.

  • Collaborate! Partner with organizations like SameSide. Host an event to bring a fun experience to your community with a kick of social justice.

x Dani Pinkus

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800.656.4673

*If you are under the age of 18, the person performing the rape kit exam may be obligated to report your assault.


Photo by of Sofia Zabala from Amplifier