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Flanagan, Law Enforcement Calling for Expanded DNA Database
February 6th, 2012 • Smithtown Radio
James Brierton
New York State Senator John Flanagan and local law enforcement are calling for an expansion to the DNA database in the hope of solving more cases. read more
Valentine’s Giveaway: The Fearlessness Bracelet
February 5th, 2012 • Cool People Care
Sam Davidson
About the Fearlessness Bracelet: 
It’s a sad fact that in the United States, someone is sexually assaulted every two minutes. The good news is that you can help change this statistic by winning a Fearlessness Bracelet. We have a super awesome jewelry giveaway this week, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Whether you want to give this bracelet to someone else or you want to treat yourself and keep it, here is a beautiful bracelet with a wonderful cause. read more
Senate passes DNA databank expansion bill
February 1st, 2012 • Empire State News
The New York State Senate passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie) and Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), for the largest expansion of the state’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994. The legislation mirrors the databank expansion plan proposed by Governor Cuomo in his Executive Budget to require people convicted of all felonies, as well as all misdemeanors in the penal law to submit DNA samples. read more
Senate Passes DNA Databank Expansion Bill
January 31st, 2012 • NewsLI.com
Christopher Boyle
The New York State Senate today passed legislation, sponsored by Senator Steve Saland (R-I-C, Poughkeepsie) and Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), for the largest expansion of the state’s DNA databank since it was created in 1994. The legislation mirrors the databank expansion plan proposed by Governor Cuomo in his Executive Budget to require people convicted of all felonies, as well as all misdemeanors in the penal law to submit DNA samples. read more
Charitable Valentine’s Day Gifts From The Joyful Heart Foundation
January 30th, 2012 • Miss A
Lisa Beth Miller
Proceeds from the purchase of Joyful Heart products this Valentine's Day will be donated directly to the Foundation’s mission to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues. read more
Personal Fouls
January 25th, 2012 • Huffington Post: Impact Blog
Mariska Hargitay
In September 2011, less than two months before the dismaying news started emerging from State College, Pennsylvania, NBC aired an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit that tackled the rarely discussed topic of sexual abuse of boys and men. read more
WATCH: Mariska Hargitay Wants U.S. to Expand DNA Registry
January 25th, 2012 • Ecorazzi
Ali Berman
Law and Order SVU actress Mariska Hargitay is asking politicians to support an expansion of the current DNA registry so that real life crime fighters can have a better shot at catching wrong doers. read more
One Strong Ohana tweetup at P.F. Chang
January 25th, 2012 • The Star Advisor
Nadine Kam
The Hawai‘i Children’s Trust Fund has partnered with the Joyful Heart Foundation to launch a statewide public awareness campaign called “One Strong ‘Ohana,” to promote the idea that the prevention of child abuse and neglect is a community responsibility. read more
Broome County DA Voices Support for DNA Databank Expansion
January 24th, 2012 • Fox News Channel 40
Amanda Keeney
"I am 100% confident that of the elected DA's across the state will be supportive of this legislation," said Broome County District Attorney Gerry Mollen as he gathered with local law enforcement leaders Tuesday to voice their support for Governor Andrew Cuomo's All Crimes DNA Bill. read more
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

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