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Rape evidence in U.S. languishes untested in police storage
April 23, 2013 • Trust Law
Lisa Anderson
NEW YORK - The United States leads the world in the use of rape kits to gather DNA and forensic evidence from victims of sexual assault, but hundreds of thousands of those kits remain untested, some for years, according to researchers. read more
Q&A With Yoga Enthusiast Heather Mnuchin
June 15th, 2011 • Harper's Bazaar
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
Q&A with Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order actress, and creator of Joyful Heart Foundation
April 1, 2015 • Fempower
Melissa Seymour

Melissa Seymour: Hi, Mariska! Thanks so much for speaking with us today. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do?

Mariska Hargitay: I’m an actress an activist, and a mom of three.  I’ve played Detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for the past 16 years. I’ve also taken my turn behind the camera, directing the groundbreaking NO MORE PSAs and a number of episodes of Law & Order: SVU.  I am also the Founder and President of the Joyful Heart Foundation.

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PSAs Capture Football Players’ Reactions to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault
Nov. 26, 2014 • The Washington Post
Diana Reese
Sometimes there just aren’t any words. read more
Private Practice takes on dark subject of rape
November 2nd, 2010 • The Star
Chuck Barney
Private Practice is the latest in a long line of prime-time television shows that have used rape, and its related issues as a fodder for dramatic storytelling. read more
Private film screening highlights problem of unexamined sexual assault kits
October 24, 2017 • WIBW News
WIBW News Now

Following the I AM EVIDENCE screening, Wayne County, Michigan Prosecutor Kym Worthy facilitated a discussion about the value of testing sexual assault kit evidence and establishing a victim-centered approach to sexual assault response.

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Priorities
June 3, 2013 • The Huffington Post
Mariska Hargitay and Kym Worthy
Despite the progress we as a nation have made in the movement to end sexual violence, including the recent passage of a more inclusive Violence Against Women Act, much work remains to be done. read more
Poll on child abuse finds isle residents hold misconceptions
July 18th, 2011 • Honolulu Star Advertiser
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
Pledge to Do the KIND Thing with Mariska Hargitay
October 2nd, 2012 • Shape Magazine
Karen Borsari
On October 2, Mariska Hargitay, star of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, challenged people everywhere to “Do the KIND Thing” in support of her Joyful Heart Foundation, a non-profit organization she founded to heal, educate, and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. Shape Magazine discusses the details of the initiative with Mariska in a brief interview. read more
PICS: ‘Joyful Mele’ at The Kahala
September 3rd, 2012 • Star Advertiser - Honolulu Pulse
Photos by LAWRENCE TABUDLO
Actress Mariska Hargitay was the featured guest at “Joyful Mele” at The Kahala Resort on Saturday, Sept. 1. The benefit for the Joyful Heart Foundation in Hawaii will help raise funds to aid the organization’s mission to end sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse in Hawaii. 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
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
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
Outtakes From the 'No More' Campaign Are More Powerful Than the Original PSAs: Y&R's 'Speechless' Series
Dec. 15, 2014 • Adweek
Andrew McMains
Sometimes, it's the unexpected things that happen on a commercial set that send the most powerful message of all. Case in point: the Joyful Heart Foundation's "No More" campaign against domestic violence and sexual assault. read more
Outfit | Joy Educate Heal Empower Heart
March 10, 2013 • Feast Fashion Faves
Amanda
I was so excited to receive a Limited Edition Joyful Heart Foundation Tee by Michael Stars in the mail the other day that I had to wear it right away. read more
Our Mother's Day gift guide for North Jersey's moms
May 5th, 2012 • The Record
Erinn Connor
A thoughtful Mother's Day gift goes a long way in showing just how much mom (or grandmom) means to you. If you're still searching for that perfect something, here are a few options for every type of mom. read more
Online Communities Help Sexual Assault Survivors Heal
April 28th, 2013 • Cinnaminson Patch
Lauren Burgoon
Young sexual assault victims in particular use online recovery options, sometimes exclusively, in their efforts to move on from the trauma. 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
Ohio tests 10,000 rape kits to clear backlogs, hundreds indicted
February 18, 2016 • Reuters
Kim Palmer

An effort Ohio launched about five years ago to manage its backlog of rape kits has resulted in more than 10,000 tests to recover physical evidence and led to at least 445 indictments, the state Attorney General's office said on Thursday.

"This is a tremendous milestone," Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said. "The testing of these 10,000 kits has helped identify hundreds of alleged assailants, many of whom repeatedly committed violent attacks."

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Ohio Supreme Court reverses decision in Cleveland rape kit case that drew national attention
July 27, 2016 • Cleveland.com
Rachel Dissell

CLEVELAND, Ohio –The Ohio Supreme Court today unanimously reversed the decision of a Cleveland appeals court in a rape kit case being watched across the country.

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Offering A Joyful Heart For Abuse Victims
August 25th, 2010 • MidWeek
Yu Shing Ting
Law & Order star Mariska Hargitay had a sort of revelation while visiting Hawaii, and since then has been dedicated to helping abuse victims. read more
Obama, Biden mark Domestic Violence Awareness Month with new programs
October 27th, 2010 • USA Today
Mimi Hall
President Obama and Vice President Biden plan to announce a host of government-wide efforts to reduce domestic and sexual violence and end the cycle of abuse that affects primarily women and children. read more
NYC's Denim Day tomorrow will support victims of rape, sexual assault
April 24th, 2012 • Metro New York
Allison Bowen
New Yorkers are encouraged to wear jeans tomorrow in support of sexual assault victims. Politicians and advocates rallied today on the steps of City Hall for Denim Day, which kicks off tomorrow. read more
NY: The Joyful Heart Foundation Presents: The 5th Annual Joyful Revolution Gala - Red Carpet
May 9th, 2012 • Getty Images
Jamie McCarthy
Photos from Joyful Revolution Gala read more
No Words: Boosted by NFL Controversy, Anti-Abuse Group Readies New Ads
Dec. 10, 2014 • AdAge
Jack Neff
Unscripted Ads Use Emotional Outtakes From Shoots; Will Super Bowl Follow? read more

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