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Jamba Juice to benefit One Strong 'Ohana
January 11th, 2012 • The Maui News
By The Maui News
Jamba Juice to benefit One Strong 'Ohana read more
Isle child abuse report rate twice statewide rate
January 9th 2012 • West Hawaii Today
By Erin Miller
Hawaii County adults are twice as likely to report having been abused as children than adults statewide. That's according to a recent survey, released this week by the Joyful Heart Foundation. The foundation surveyed 702 residents in all four counties. read more
Whole Foods Market® partners with the One Strong ‘Ohana campaign to help nurture Maui families
December 22nd, 2011 • WHF: Newsroom
By Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market’s Hawai‘i stores join a statewide awareness campaign aimed at preventing child abuse and neglect. read more
The Best Gifts That Give Back
December 20th, 2011 • The Huffington Post
By Jane Buckingham
Me&Ro continues its support of the Joyful Heart Foundation (Mariska Hargitay's charity for abused women with the intention of helping survivors heal and reclaim their lives.) by offering this limited edition Lotus Mandala Pendant. read more
Shop for a Cause! This pretty Me&Ro pendant benefits The Joyful Hearts Foundation
December 7th, 2011 • Lucky Magazine
By Ariana Marsh
Me&Ro has teamed up with Mariska Hargitay to raise money for the Law & Order star’s Joyful Heart Foundation, which aims to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. read more
Taking on Goliath
November 29th, 2011 • Louisville.com
By Holly Houston
When 18-year-old Ella Burnside—event chair and champion of a cause shared by women everywhere—took the podium at Taking on Goliath October 20, she answered the question on everyone’s minds: No. She is not a survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse. How this fierce young dynamo came to embody the biblical David slaying the giant began, of all places, in a classroom! read more
VIDEO: Interview with Kata Issari
November 23rd, 2011 • Hawaii News Now
Kata Issari, Hawai'i Regional Director of the Joyful Heart Foundation, visits SUNRISE to discuss the Foundation's important work in Hawai'i to heal and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues. read more
Keck's Exclusives: The Story Behind Law & Order: SVU's Mystery Necklace
October 30th, 2011 • TV Guide
By William Keck
The origin of Olivia Benson's necklace — showcasing a Semper Fi Marine medallion (alongside two pendants representing Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation). read more
Mariska Hargitay's Second Act
October 25th, 2011 • MORE Magazine
By Amanda Robb
Psychics told the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star that the second half of her life would be much better than the first. Today, with a supercharged career and a long-desired second child, she's on a whole new journey. read more
Joyful Heart Foundation Hires Kata Issari as Hawai‘i Regional Director
October 21st, 2011 • Hawaii News Now
By Bennett Group
The Joyful Heart Foundation announced today that Kata Issari has joined the organization as its first Hawai'i regional director. Issari will play an integral role in leading the organization's growth locally and dissemination of innovative, statewide programs to serve island residents. read more
Ella Burnside, Founder of Taking on Goliath
October 20th, 2011 • The Voice Tribune
By Ashley Anderson
It’s one thing to say you’re going to do something, it’s another to actually do it. That’s the lesson Ella Burnside took from her English class at Christian Academy and one she’s become an example of through her work with Taking on Goliath, a fundraiser for the Joyful Heart Foundation. read more
PICS: Joyful Heart Foundation at the Kahala
October 12th, 2011 • Honolulu Pulse
By Kat Wade
Members and benefactors of the Joyful Heart Foundation honor one of their own at a celebration during the cocktail hour before their presentation at the Kahala Hotel and Resort on Tuesday, Oct. 11. read more
Taking on Goliath Benefiting The Joyful Heart Foundation
October 6th, 2011 • Louisville.com
By Bella Portaro
Taking on Goliath is a dinner and silent auction benefiting The Joyful Heart Foundation that will take place on October 20, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at The Olmstead here in Louisville. The emcee for the evening is Wave 3’s Scott Reynolds. Entertainment for the night will be provided by live band; Danny Flanigan and The Rain Chorus. read more
Failure to Test Rape Kits is a National Embarrassment
September 29th, 2010 • The Huffington Post
By Lisa Madigan
Ask anyone to name the most serious crimes--rape and murder always top the list. It is impossible to imagine critical evidence in a murder case would not be used to put a murderer behind bars and bring peace and safety to the victim's loved ones and community. read more
Hargitay was devastated to lose her 'SVU' partner
September 28th, 2011 • The Today Show
By Ann Curry
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” is back from its summer break, but it’s not the same old show it once was. Leading man Christopher Meloni, who played Det. Elliot Stabler for over a decade, is out, as is actor B.D. Wong, and several new faces have joined the drama. Still, one thing hasn’t changed — Mariska Hargitay is bringing Olivia Benson to the squad room, even though she's lost her on-screen partner. read more
Law & Order: SVU' Tackles Male-on-Male Sexual Abuse in 'Personal Fouls'
September 27th, 2011 • AOL TV
By Chris Harnick
The second episode of 'Law & Order: SVU' Season 13 is one for the TV history books. Not only does it feature guest stars Dan Lauria, Mechad Brooks, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh, but it'll also tackle the taboo issue of male-on-male sexual violence. read more
Natasha's Justice Project, Stony Brook University To Study Rape Kit Backlog
September 16th, 2011 • The Huffington Post
By Frank Eltman
A recently formed organization that contends there is a nationwide backlog of untested rape kits told The Associated Press on Monday that it was teaming with a New York university to try to figure out how many are sitting on police department shelves as a first step in clearing the logjam. read more
Phone App Wakes Parents Up to Teen Dating Abuse
September 13th, 2011 • Women's eNews
By Jane Randel
Parental involvement is key to combating teen dating abuse, says Jane Randel. The Liz Claiborne Inc.'s Love Is Not Abuse campaign has created an iPhone application to educate parents on what their teens may be going through. read more
Mariska Hargitay narrates Children of 9-11 on NBC
August 31st, 2011 • The Examiner
By Christine Nyholm
Mariska Hargitay will narrate 'Children of 9/11' a special about the children affected directly by the September 11 terrorist attacks. read more
DNA Evidence CAN Stop Serial Rapists
August 4th, 2011 • Ms. Magazine
By Stephanie Hallet
It was an ordinary day in October, 2002. Julie Weil and her infant son were picking up Julie’s daughter, three-year-old Emily, from her Florida preschool at noon. As Julie buckled her daughter into her car seat, she felt a sudden blow to the head. read more
Joyful Heart Foundation reveals findings from new study
July 19th, 2011 • Hawaii News Now
By Hawaii News Now

 A new study reveals the number of Hawaii families touched by child abuse.

The Joyful Heart Foundation asked people around the state if they know someone who's been abused. Approximately 40 percent of those people answered "yes."

According to the study, 80 percent feel that it's a major problem, but the remaining 20 percent think it's a minor one.

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Poll on child abuse finds isle residents hold misconceptions
July 18th, 2011 • Honolulu Star Advertiser
By Gene Park
In Hawaii, 64 percent of residents have difficulty recognizing child abuse, and 2 out of 3 would report abuse to Child Welfare Services if the child is a stranger. This is according to an unprecedented statewide study, released today, jointly commissioned by the Hawaii Children's Trust Fund and the Joyful Heart Foundation. read more
Interview with Maile Zambuto and Dr. Valli Kalei Kanuha
July 18th, 2011 • Hawaii News Now
Joyful Heart CEO Maile Zambuto and board member Valli Kalei Kanuha, Ph.D, discuss the findings of new research on the Perceptions of Child Abuse and Neglect in Hawai'i on Sunrise Hawaii News Now. The research report, released in partnership by the Joyful Heart Foundation and the Hawai'i Children's Trust Fund, is available for download. read more
Retreat Raises $250K at Artists Against Abuse Gala
July 8th, 2011 • New York Nonprofit Press
By New York Nonprofit Press
The Retreat held their 16th Annual Artists Against Abuse Benefit Gala at the Ross School Lower Campus Field House on Saturday, June 25, 2011. read more
When Décor Tells a Real Story
June 23rd, 2011 • Casa Sugar
By David Stark
Of course, I am attracted to beauty. I am really thrilled, though, when design is infused with emotion and genuine meaning. Case in point, recently we collaborated with Mariska Hargitay and the whole dream team at her Joyful Heart Foundation to bring the purpose of the foundation’s work to life in the décor of their annual fundraising gala in New York City. read more