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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
Mariska Hargitay narrates Children of 9-11 on NBC
August 31st, 2011 • The Examiner
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
(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
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
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
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
Rebuttal: Justice Requires Rape-Kit Testing
April 4th, 2011 • Women's eNews
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

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