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It’s Not a Backlog, It’s a Lack of Concern for Rape Victims
January 15, 2016 • Counterpunch
Lauren Finley

According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), an American is sexually assaulted every 107 seconds. “Rape kit” is the term used to describe the physical evidence obtained from a victim who reports being sexually assaulted. Victims’ bodies are, in essence, the crime scene. They endure what some might describe as a second sexual violation, being scraped, poked and prodded, only out of hope that their perpetrator can eventually be held accountable. And perhaps not rape again, as so many do.

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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
Jamba Juice Hawai‘i Donates More Than $6,700 to One Strong ‘Ohana Campaign
May 3rd, 2012 • Hawaii News Now
Bennett Group
The sweet reward of a three-month promotion between Jamba Juice Hawai‘i and the Hawai‘i Children’s Trust Fund has raised more than $6,700 for the trust fund’s One Strong ‘Ohana campaign. From January through March of this year, Jamba Juice Hawai‘i donated 25 cents from every Fit ‘n Fruitful smoothie. read more
Jamba Juice to benefit One Strong 'Ohana
January 11th, 2012 • The Maui News
The Maui News
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Jane Doe No More to Honor Actress Mariska Hargitay and the Joyful Heart Foundation with Dr. Henry C. Lee Award
March 8, 2016 • Naugatuck Patch

Jane Doe No More, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support and improving the way society responds to victims of sexual violence, is proud to announce Mariska Hargitay, star of the NBC hit drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU) and the Joyful Heart Foundation along with Attorney James G. Clark and the Victim Rights Center of Connecticut will be honored at the Jane Doe No More Dr. Henry C. Lee Award & Recognition dinner with the 7th annual Dr. Henry C. Lee Award on Friday, March 18, 2016.

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Jefferson County to test backlogged rape kits with new $1.5 million grant
July 20, 2017 • AL.com
Ivana Hrynkiw

The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office doesn't know how many untested rape kits they have-- but they plan to find out, and test them all.

According to information from the district attorney's office, there have been more than 27,000 rapes in Alabama in the past 19 years. Of those, 21 percent took place in Jefferson County. 

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Jennifer Love Hewitt Calls SVU Role "Raw"
September 29th, 2010 • TV Guide
Robyn Ross
On Wednesday's episode of Law & Order: SVU, Jennifer Love Hewitt guest-stars as Vicki, a woman who has been repeatedly raped by the same man for more than a decade. read more
Jennifer, Courteney & More Stars Celebrate Mariska’s New Charity Tee
February 12th, 2010 • People Magazine
Tiffany Mortensen
When Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay decided to team up with Los Angeles based T-shirt brand Michael Stars to create a limited-edition tee to benefit women and children who have overcome domestic violence and sexual assault, her famous friends joined forces to celebrate the charitable partnership. read more
Joe Biden Honored by Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation for Efforts to End Domestic Violence
May 12, 2016 • UsWeekly
Anna Chan
Worthy of recognition! Vice President Joe Biden was honored at the Joyful Heart Foundation’s annual star-studded Joyful Revolution Gala on Tuesday, May 10, in New York City. read more
Joe Biden, Mariska Hargitay Of 'Law & Order' Take Selfie At Domestic Violence Prevention Event
March 13, 2013 • Huffington Post
Gabrielle Dunkley
The office of Vice President Joe Biden tweeted a photo of Biden posing with "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Mariska Hargitay on Wednesday. read more
Joe Biden: We need to stop this culture of rape jokes and 'locker room banter'
June 14, 2016 • MSN
Rachel Revesz

The phrase “rule of thumb” comes from the 1300s, when courts ruled that men could no longer beat their wives with a rod of a larger circumference than their thumb.

It was a powerful metaphor from US vice president Joe Biden to illustrate the gender inequality that continues today.

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Join Me in Supporting Survivors of Child Abuse With a Simple Act of Kindness
September 18th, 2012 • The Huffington Post
Mariska Hargitay
When I began my role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, my eyes were opened to the staggering statistics of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. But what really opened my eyes -- and subsequently my heart -- was the fan mail I started receiving. Instead of asking for an autographed photo and telling me about their favorite episodes, survivors were disclosing their stories of abuse -- many for the first time. read more
Join Us in Creating One Strong ‘Ohana
June 6th, 2012 • Honolulu Civil Beat
Marty Oliphant and Kata Issari
The death of four-year-old Zion McKeown on Maui is a tragedy that should never have happened. His passing diminishes us all. Sadly, Zion will be counted among the five children per day that are killed as a result of child abuse and neglect in the United States. read more
Joyful Heart Foundation and Partners File Amicus Brief in Ohio Case That Could Undermine Justice for Rape Survivors
January 20, 2016 • ENDTHEBACKLOG
Joyful Heart Foundation
We have just filed an amicus brief on behalf of the State of Ohio, which is appealing the Ohio Court of Appeals’ decision to use the state’s backlog of untested rape kits in part to dismiss rape and kidnapping charges against an alleged serial rapist. Partners AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women, Rape Abuse Incest National Network, Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence and National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) joined Joyful Heart in the filing. read more
Joyful Heart Foundation and Viacom Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell to Say NO MORE to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
May 16, 2014 • The Wall Street Journal MarketWatch
Global Newswire
Viacom and the Joyful Heart Foundation will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in support of NO MORE. read more
Joyful Heart Foundation brings awareness to domestic violence and sexual abuse
June 5, 2016 • Hawaii News Now
HNN Staff
In Hawaii, one in seven women is sexually assaulted, according to advocates for victims. 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
Joyful Heart Foundation Kind Visit
October 22nd, 2012 • Yahoo! News
Yahoo! News
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Joyful Heart Foundation Releases First-of-its-Kind Study on Victim Notification as Part of Work to End the Rape Kit Backlog
April 8, 2016 • My Social Good News
Api Poder

NEW YORK – Today, the Joyful Heart Foundation released Navigating Notification: A Guide to Re-engaging Sexual Assault Survivors Affected by the Untested Rape Kit Backlog. This groundbreaking report will help jurisdictions working to eliminate their backlogs of untested rape kits to create survivor-centered, trauma-informed policies and protocols for victim notification.

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Joyful Heart Foundation reveals findings from new study
July 19th, 2011 • Hawaii News Now
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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Joyful Heart Foundation Shopping Event
July 6th 2012 • Hamptons Magazine
Hamptons Magazine
Guests including Debra Messing and Kyle MacLachlan showed their support for the Joyful Heart Foundation at the exclusive Theodora & Callum shopping event at the East Hampton boutique. Joyful Heart founder Mariska Hargitay collaborated with Desiree Gruber, Carrie Shumway, and Heather Mnuchin to highlight the organization’s life-changing work. read more
Joyful Heart Groundbreaking Celebrity PSAs Address Myths, Societal Attitudes that Confront Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
March 2, 2016 • Joyful Heart Foundation
Joyful Heart Foundation
The Joyful Heart Foundation and 1in6 – in partnership with Viacom – today launched a new series of print and broadcast public service announcements (PSAs) that speak to the excuses and societal attitudes that male survivors of sexual abuse are confronted with and direct viewers to resources for help. read more
Joyful Heart launches new 'Hawaii Says No More' PSA campaign
November 17, 2016 • Hawaii News Now
Hawaii News Now

Locally and nationally recognized musicians, television personalities, athletes, cultural practitioners, and community leaders have joined forces launched a campaign today to raise much-needed visibility and awareness about the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault across the state in a dramatic new series of public service announcements released today by the Joyful Heart Foundation.

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Joyful Heart Reveals Rape Kit Backlog Data, but More Remains Unknown
May 20, 2015 • Nonprofit Quarterly
SHAFAQ HASAN

The Joyful Heart Foundation’s Accountability Project, an initiative that’s part of the #EndTheBacklog program focused on identifying the extent of the national rape kit backlog, has released new information detailing the number of untested kits in several cities nationwide.

Through public record requests, the foundation discovered the following totals:

Charlotte, North Carolina: 1,019 untested kits

Jacksonville, Florida: 1,943 kits

Kansas City, Missouri: 1,324 kits

Portland, Oregon: 1,931 kits

San Diego, California: 2,873 kits

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Julianne Hough Wears Jacob Arabov Jewelry to 2013 Joyful Heart Foundation Gala
May 29, 2013 • Wall Street Journal
MarketWire
The Joyful Heart Foundation Gala 2013 was held on 42nd Street in New York City on Thursday evening, May 9th. The event was sponsored by a number of well-known companies including Pepsi Cola Company, Michael Stars, Verizon Communications, The Art of Grace, and Wolf Films among many others. The founder, Mariska Hargitay, was joined at the event by her husband, Peter Hermann, and a number of celebrities including Danny Pino, Mary J. Blige, Jemima Kirke, Will Chase, Julianne Hough, Christopher Meloni, Uma Thurman, Mary Louise Parker, Glenn Close, and Harry Connick Jr. just to name a few. read more

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