Media Archive by Year: 2012

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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
Mariska Hargitay and Ali Wentworth Share Smooch at Joyful Heart Gala
May 10th, 2012 • E! News
Rebecca Macatee
Why just hug your friends when you can kiss 'em? Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay and author and comedienne Ali Wentworth were so excited to see each other Wednesday night at the Joyful Revolution Gala in NYC that they locked lips on the red carpet! read more
Mariska Hargitay And Debra Messing Find Textiles Hilarious
July 6, 2012 • Jezebel
Anna Breslaw
Mariska Hargitay and Debra Messing attend the Theodora & Callum Shopping Event Benefitting The Joyful Heart Foundation on July 6, 2012 in Bridgehampton, New York. read more
Mariska Hargitay and her Joyful Heart Foundation Support Child Abuse Survivors
Oct 24 2012 • She
Mariska Hargitay and her Law & Order: Special Victims Unit co-stars Kelli Giddish and Danny Pino join her Joyful Heart Foundation as they partner with KIND Healthy Snacks’ Do the KIND Thing program to package healing kits for children currently seeking services at Safe Horizon’s Manhattan Child Advocacy Center on October 22, 2012 in New York City. read more
Mariska Hargitay asks you to "Do the KIND Thing"
September 25, 2012 • CBS News
Camille Mann
Mariska Hargitay is asking people everywhere to "Do the KIND Thing" in support of the Joyful Heart Foundation, a non-profit which helps survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. 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
Mariska Hargitay is on the case and helping others
October 10th, 2012 • Detroit Free Press/USA Today
Donna Freydkin

It's a fruitful time for Mariska Hargitay, in every sense.

The star of NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit just shot the landmark 300th episode of the procedural crime series, one of the network's workhorses that's now in its 14th season. It airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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Mariska Hargitay on Teaching Kids Kindness
November 16, 2012 •
Ilyssa Panitz
The Law & Order actress talks about raising compassionate children and the joys of adoption. read more
Mariska Hargitay Packs Kits for Kids
Oct 24, 2012 • Gotham Magazine
Jessica Ferri
Monday afternoon, Mariska Hargitay, star of NBC’s long-running Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU), packaged hundreds of healing kits for abused children at Safe Horizon’s Manhattan Child Advocacy Center. read more
Mariska Hargitay Talks Hosting Saturday Night Live: I'm Funnier Than You Think!
March 7th, 2012 • E! Online
Mark Malkin
Listen up, "Saturday Night Live": We think it's time you let Mariska Hargitay host! read more
Mariska Hargitay's 'Joy Rocks' Event Fights Against Domestic Violence With Special Honoree Joe Torre
March 8th, 2012 • The Hollywood Reporter
Rachel Shapiro
The Joyful Heart foundation was created by Law and Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay to help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or child abuse. Hargitay hosted the “Joy Rocks” celebration event, which made more than $150,000 during a star-studded brunch at the House of Blues on a sunny Sunday afternoon, March 4. read more
Mariska Hargitay, Hilary Swank, and Debra Messing’s Joyful Hearts and More
May 10th, 2012 • InStyle
Leah Abrahams
Mariska Hargitay welcomed friends Hilary Swank and Debra Messing to celebrate with her at the fifth annual Joyful Revolution Gala New York City, in honor of the organization she founded, the Joyful Heart Foundation. The non-profit focuses on supporting survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, a cause that Hargitay became well-acquainted with after working on Law & Order: SVU. Click through to see more stars who stepped out for last night’s hottest parties. read more
Mariska Hargitay: ‘My Kids Are All Fearless’
July 9th, 2012 • People Magazine
Catherine Kast
When Mariska Hargitay isn’t collaring criminals on Law and Order, SVU, she’s spending her days off with her family in the Hamptons. read more
Mariska Hargitay: “Do the KIND Thing”
September 17th, 2012 • She Knows
Celebrity Photo Girl
Emmy award-winning actress of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay is encouraging people everywhere to “Do the KIND Thing” in support of her Joyful Heart Foundation, which is her non-profit organization that helps empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. read more
Marketplace: The Retail Scene
May 2nd, 2012 • The Orange County Register
Lana Johnson
At FASHION ISLAND, from May 1-31, Bloomingdale's invites you to help support the Joyful Heart Foundation. read more
ME&RO Fearlessness Tag Pendant
November 21, 2012 •
This pendant brings a graceful twist in a smaller size to the classic dog tag design and is engraved with "Fearlessness" as a reminder that embracing fearlessness inspires one to approach life with an open heart and to be strong in the face of life's adversities. read more
Meet Mariska Hargitay and Michael Cohen at Bloomingdale's 59th Street
May 24th, 2012 • NY Daily News
NY Daily News
Join Mariska Hargitay, Founder and President of the Joyful Heart Foundation and star of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and Michael Cohen, founder of Michael Stars, in support of Joyful Heart's mission. read more
Mother's Day Gift Guide: 15 Items for Your Chic Mom
May 1st, 2012 • Fashion ETC
Fashion ETC
10 percent of sales from each necklace goes to the Joyful Heart Foundation during the month of May. read more
Mother’s Day Gift Guide: 5 Perfect Presents for a Cause
April 26th, 2012 • Where Can I Find The Perfect
Libby Steven
The sale of each of these head-turning coral baubles goes to the Joyful Heart Foundation. 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
New & Noteworthy: Youth photography exhibit; HUMC designer showhouse; and more
May 1st, 2012 • The Record
The Record
Joyful Heart Foundation benefit: Bloomingdale's at The Shops at Riverside will donate $8 to the Joyful Heart Foundation for every Michael Stars T-shirt or Aqua necklace in select colors purchased in May. 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
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
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
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