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Hawai‘i Takes a Meaningful Step Towards Rape Kit Reform

February 11, 2016 | BY Kata Issari, Executive Director, Hawai’i Region | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >

Today I had the honor and privilege of testifying before the Hawai‘i State Legislature’s House Committee on Human Services in support of House Bill 1907, which would establish a system for tracking rape kits and mandate a deadline for the crime lab to process the evidence.

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A New Super Bowl Ad Premieres about a Friend Who May Need Help. Know When. Know How.

The Super Bowl 50 NO MORE ad highlights that recognizing the signs of abuse can potentially help someone. It demonstrates how starting a conversation that might help change—or even save—someone’s life begins with each of us.
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Consent: Legislation, Education, Conversations

Consent: the presence of a yes – not the absence of a no.
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A message from Mariska and Maile: Moving Forward, With You

December 11, 2015 | BY Mariska Hargitay and Maile Zambuto | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
Your commitment, courage and determination inspire us to push ever onward on the path toward lasting change, and we are deeply grateful.
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Gifts that Give Back: 5 Gifts That Support Survivors of Violence This Holiday Season

November 25, 2015 | BY Joyful Heart Foundation | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
This holiday season, give in more ways than one.
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It's a failure of the criminal justice system - and we can end it.

The rape kit backlog—untested rape kits numbering in the hundreds of thousands across the country—represents a failure of the criminal justice system to protect survivors and to hold perpetrators accountable.
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We Need Your Support. Here's Why.

June 26, 2015 | BY Maile Zambuto | FILED UNDER JHF BLOG >
The stakes could not be higher. One in three women report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend. Every two minutes, someone is sexually assaulted. More than five children die every day in this country as a result of child abuse and neglect.
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Help End the Silence

If we have any chance of bringing real and lasting change, we have to take care of the people on the frontlines of helping survivors.
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At the forefront

If we have any chance of bringing real and lasting change, we have to take care of the people on the frontlines of helping survivors.
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We're Calling on You

As we reflect on Joyful Heart’s journey, we feel deeply grateful to you—our joyful community. Together we are changing the way society talks about, thinks about and responds to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.

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