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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
Q&A With Yoga Enthusiast Heather Mnuchin
June 15th, 2011 • Harper's Bazaar
By Jessica Minkoff
Yoga enthusiast Heather Mnuchin and her instructor to the stars Alanna Zabel recently launched AZIAM, a line of yoga-wear that is not only turning heads, but had a charitable aspect. Ten percent of the proceeds from their new "Pure Joy" wife lover (as opposed to a wife beater) are given to the Joyful Heart Foundation, an advocate for victims of sexual abuse that was founded by Law & Order's Mariska Hargitay. BAZAAR chatted with Mnuchin to get the inside scoop. read more
DNA doesn’t lie
May 30th, 2011 • Boston Herald
By Linda Fairstein
The fact that there are estimated to be almost a quarter of a million untested rape evidence collection kits collecting dust in police department warehouses across this country remains a national embarrassment. read more
Untested Rape Kit Update
May 25th, 2011 • Marie Claire
By Abby Gardener
Yesterday, our deputy editor received a email with a message that was long overdue from rape victim Helena Lazaro. read more
Mariska Hargitay: Joyful Heart Gala with Hilary Swank!
May 21st, 2011 • Just Jared
By Just Jared
Mariska Hargitay and Hilary Swank attend the 2011 Joyful Heart Foundation Gala on Tuesday (May 17) at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. read more
Look of the Day
May 18th, 2011 • InStyle
By (Photo Cred: Mike Coppola, Getty Images)
Hilary Swank at the Joyful Heart Foundation Gala read more
Courtney Love, Patti Smith Bring Punk Cred To Mariska Hargitay's Charity Event
May 18th, 2011 • MTV
By Sabrina Rojas Weiss
Your typical posh charity benefit in Manhattan usually includes a celebrity or two, maybe a performance by an artist who was popular in the '90s and a room full of insanely rich (and generous!) people. And while all of the above were at the Museum of Modern Art last night, the benefit for "Law & Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Heart organization had a whole lot more. read more
Mariska Hargitay hosts the 2011 Joyful Heart Foundation Gala
May 18th, 2011 • The Examiner
By Cathy O'Brien
Mariska Hargitay hosted the 2011 Joyful Heart Foundation Gala last night at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the event featured a celebrity guest list as well as live performances by celebrity musicians. read more
It's time to test rape kits
May 15th, 2011 • Houston Chronicle
By Mariska Hargitay, Sarah Tofte and Annette Burrhus-Clay
Over the last two years, cities across Texas, including Houston, have acknowledged significant backlogs of untested rape kits in their police storage facilities — at least 4,000 kits in Houston and another 16,000 untested kits in Dallas and San Antonio combined. read more
Hargitay Helps Heal The Healers
April 6, 2011 • MidWeek
By Yu Shing Ting
Just as she does on TV, actress Mariska Hargitay (who plays detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), is dedicated to helping survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse heal and reclaim their lives. read more
Rebuttal: Justice Requires Rape-Kit Testing
April 4th, 2011 • Women's eNews
By Sarah Tofte
In February Women's eNews ran a commentary by Wendy Murphy about excessive attention being paid to a backlog of untested rape kits. Here Sarah Tofte offers a vigorous rebuttal, told in part through the tribulations of one young woman. read more
THE WIFE LOVER
February 25th, 2011 • Running with Heels
By Kerri Jarema
This new shirt from instructor Alanna Zabel’s L.A. based company AZIAM pays tribute to the mental effects of the exercise. read more
America's Cold-Case Crisis
February 25th, 2011 • The Daily Beast
By Linda Fairstein
Testing old rape kits could put countless rapists in prison—and exonerate others who were wrongly convicted. Linda Fairstein on the tragedy of letting these truth-tellers collect dust. read more
I am Pure Joy
February 16th, 2011 • The Huffington Post
By Alanna Zabel
I had the honor of attending Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation annual celebration last week. This organization that Mariska started works to heal, educate and empower victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. T read more
Healing the Healers
April 2011 • Journal of Emergency Medical Services
Each day, EMS providers save lives and put themselves at risk by often suppressing their own emotions. Eventually, this takes its toll. The Joyful Heart Foundation has found a way to help. read more
Mariska Hargitay and Jennifer Love Hewitt rock Aziam Tank for Charity
January 25th, 2011 • John Simon Daily
By John Simon Daily
Law & Order star Mariska Hargitay celebrated her birthday over the weekend wearing an AZIAM Wife Lover made exclusively for the Joyful Heart Foundation, a non-profit organization in which Harigtay founded in 2004 to support victims of sexual assault. read more
2011 - Seven Who Create New Visions of Change
January 5th, 2011 • Women's eNews
By Colleen Flahtery
Cleaning the streets of Los Angeles in 1992, which were trashed by a community after the acquittal of police accused of beating Rodney King, provided an epiphany for Maile Zambuto, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and a college rape. read more
2011: The Year of National Rape Kit Backlog Reform
December 20th, 2010 • The Huffington Post
By Sarah Tofte
The end of a year inspires bold predictions for the next one. At the end of this year, I am predicting that 2011 will be a year of unprecedented reform of the backlog of untested rape kits in the United State read more

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