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Zambuto & Prichard: Resources Needed to Test Rape Kits
July 10, 2015 • The

Recently, the Joyful Heart Foundation announced that Jacksonville has 1,943 untested rape kits in law enforcement evidence storage facilities. Sadly, Jacksonville is not alone.

Despite the fact that DNA evidence can be an incredibly powerful tool to solve and prevent crimes, the federal government estimates that across the country there are hundreds of thousands of rape kits that have never been sent to a crime lab for testing.

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Zambuto Joins Joyful Heart
December 31st, 2008 • New York Nonprofit Press
Fred Scaglione
Maile M. Zambuto has been named Executive Director of the The Joyful Heart Foundation. read more
‘Law and Order: SVU’ News 2015: USA Network’s Next Marathon Of The Addictive Cop Show Will Benefit A Good Cause
August 26, 2015 • Enstars
Dave Odegard
The police procedural’s next binge-offering on cable will be a call to end domestic violence and sexual assault. read more
‘Law And Order’s Mariska Hargitay Teams Up With Amy Poehler And Other Celebrities To Fight Rape Culture
March 28, 2014 • ThinkProgress
Tara Culp-Ressler
The celebrity PSAs (which also feature Hargitay’s Law & Order co-stars) challenge traditional assumptions about victimization, like the ideas that rape victims must have done something to “ask for it,” men are never victims of assault, and it’s easy for women to leave abusive relationships. 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
‘Twilight,’ ‘Law and Order’ Actresses Say ‘No More’ to Domestic Violence
March 13, 2013 • ABC News
Sarah Parnass and Freda Kahen-Kashi
A week after President Obama signed a bill reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, celebrities and business leaders came to the Capitol today to end domestic abuse. read more