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Mariska Hargitay Backs Expansion of NY’s DNA Database
January 24th, 2012 • North County Gazette
North County Gazette
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed making New York State the first state in the country to expand its DNA database to include anyone who has been convicted of a crime. In his annual State of the State Address, Cuomo said he would seek to expand the database to cover all crimes which would result in preventing future crimes and would help exonerate wrongfully accused individuals. read more
Debate grows over DNA database expansion
January 23rd, 2102 • Fox News
Julie Tremble
New York law enforcement officials are pushing for a major expansion to the state's DNA databank. If approved, the state would require those convicted of misdemeanor crimes to submit DNA samples just like felony convicts already do. read more
Mariska Hargitay - Hargitay Urging U.s. Politicians To Expand Dna Registry
January 23rd, 2102 • Contact Music
Contact Music
Actress Mariska Hargitay is urging politicians to support the possible expansion of the U.S. Dna registry, so real-life detectives would be able to solve assault, abuse and murder cases faster. read more
‘SVU’ cop backs gov DNA push
January 23rd, 2102 • NY Post
Josh Margolin
Police departments around the state — both real and fictional — are rallying behind Gov. Cuomo’s push for a statewide DNA database. read more
Groups begin statewide child abuse prevention campaign
January 22nd, 2012 • The Garden Island
The Garden Island
The Hawai‘i Children’s Trust Fund partnered with the Joyful Heart Foundation to begin a statewide public awareness campaign called “One Strong ‘Ohana.” The groups will integrate television, radio, online and print public service announcements with grassroots programs, organizers said in a news release. read more
VIDEO: One Strong Ohana Launch
January 20th, 2012 • Non Stop Honolulu
Ed Morita
Hawaii Children’s Trust Fund hosted a tweetup at P.F. Chang’s to spread the word about the launch of its “One Strong Ohana” campaign. read more
Nearly half on isle know child abuse victim, study says
January 18th, 2012 • Hawai'i Tribune Herald
John Burnett
The study, "Perceptions of Child Abuse and Neglect in Hawaii," found that 47 percent of Hawaii County residents say they know a victim of child abuse. It also found that 89 percent of Big Islanders believe child abuse is a major problem. read more
Jamba Juice benefits Hawaii Childrens Trust
January 17th 2012 • Hawaii 24/7
Hawaii 24/7
Jamba Juice’s new Fit ‘n Fruitful smoothies are a great new option – and support a great cause. read more
Hawai‘i Children’s Trust Fund’s One Strong ‘Ohana
January 16th, 2012 • Honolulu Star Advertiser
Diane Ako
From now until March 12, Jamba Juice Hawai‘i will donate 25 cents from each Fit ‘n Fruitful smoothie purchased to the Hawai‘i Children’s Trust Fund’s One Strong ‘Ohana campaign. read more
Addressing Abuse
January 11th, 2012 • MidWeek
Kata Issari
When Mariska Hargitay began playing Detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit more than a decade ago, the content of the scripts opened her eyes to the epidemic of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. read more
Jamba Juice to benefit One Strong 'Ohana
January 11th, 2012 • The Maui News
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
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
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
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
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
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
Keck's Exclusives: The Story Behind Law & Order: SVU's Mystery Necklace
October 30th, 2011 • TV Guide
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
Joyful Heart Foundation Hires Kata Issari as Hawai‘i Regional Director
October 21st, 2011 • Hawaii News Now
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
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
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
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
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
Law & Order: SVU' Tackles Male-on-Male Sexual Abuse in 'Personal Fouls'
September 27th, 2011 • AOL TV
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
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
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

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