Full Media Archive

Title
Outtakes From the 'No More' Campaign Are More Powerful Than the Original PSAs: Y&R's 'Speechless' Series
Dec. 15, 2014 • Adweek
By 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
Congress Poised To Dedicate $41 Million To Help End Backlog of Rape Kits
Dec. 11, 2014 • CBS New York
By CBS NY Staff
“It’s a huge deal,” said Sarah Tofte, vice president of policy and advocacy for the Joyful Heart Foundation, which is pushing for ending the rape kit backlog. read more
Spending Bill Includes $41 Million to Help Rape Victims
Dec. 12, 2014 • ABC 2 WMAR Baltimore
By WMAR Staff
Lawmakers have allocated $41 million to help rape victims as part of the $1.1 trillion spending plan approved by Congress Thursday night. read more
NFL STARS AND ACTORS ARE RENDERED "SPEECHLESS" BY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THESE POWERFUL PSAS
Dec. 12, 2014 • Fast Company
By Jennifer Miller
Some subjects are so painful, it's hard to find the words to talk about them. read more
San Francisco Police Make Progress on Backlog of Untested Rape Kits
Dec. 12, 2014 • CBS San Francisco
By CBS San Francisco Staff
The San Francisco Police Department announced this week that it has cleared a backlog of sexual assault kits dating back more than 10 years. read more
No Words: Boosted by NFL Controversy, Anti-Abuse Group Readies New Ads
Dec. 10, 2014 • AdAge
By Jack Neff
Unscripted Ads Use Emotional Outtakes From Shoots; Will Super Bowl Follow? read more
Mariska Hargitay Directs New 'No More' PSAs on Domestic Violence
Dec. 10, 2014 • ABC News
By Luchina Fisher
"There was no one who didn't have a particular line resonate so deeply that they had to take a moment to gather themselves," Hargitay, who directed the spots and whose Joyful Heart Foundation produced them, told ABC News. read more
Money to Address Rape Kit Backlog in Congressional Spending Bill
Dec. 10, 2014 • BuzzFeed
By Alison Vingiano
Advocates praised the inclusion of $41 million to handle thousands of untested rape kits. read more
National Rape Kit Backlog Gets a $35 Million Boost
Dec. 9, 2014 • Epoch Times
By Genevieve Belmaker
The massive national backlog of rape kits is being targeted by Manhattan’s district attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr. According to Vance, there is a backlog of “hundreds of thousands of rape kits” across the country in police warehouses. read more
The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Me&Ro and the Joyful Heart Foundation's 'NO MORE' Pendant
Dec. 8, 2014 • Forbes
By Barry Samaha
In collaboration with The Joyful Heart Foundation, Me&Ro has created the “NO MORE” pendant to support the mission to end domestic violence and assault. read more
The NFL's response to domestic violence and sexual assault
Dec. 5, 2014 • NFL.COM
By NFL.COM
When faced with these issues in the summer of 2014, it quickly became clear that the NFL needed to know and do more. read more
#RocksMyWorld: Mariska Hargitay and Me & Ro Team Up to Make New Jewelry for the Joyful Heart Foundation
Nov. 27, 2014 • InStyle
By Marion Fasel

Gifts that also contribute to charity make great presents during the holiday season. The “No More” pendant Me & Ro designer Robin Renzi created with Mariska Hargitay for her Joyful Heart Foundation is not only the kind of jewel you put on and never take off, it also benefits a good cause. “This Me & Ro necklace is a beautiful way to show—and kindle in others—the commitment to ending sexual assault and domestic violence,” Hargitay says.

read more
PSAs Capture Football Players’ Reactions to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault
Nov. 26, 2014 • The Washington Post
By Diana Reese
Sometimes there just aren’t any words. read more
SPD Leaves most Rape Kit Evidence on the Shelf
Nov. 25, 2014 • King 5 News
By Linda Byron
The Seattle Police Department's records show that in a little over a decade, 1,641 rape kits were booked into evidence. But only 365 of kits were tested, just 22% of the total. read more
Rape Kit Contribution Should Spur Congressional Action
Nov. 16, 2014 • The Washington Post
By Editorial Board
Under the program announced in New York, $35 million in civil forfeiture assets will be made available to localities and states across the country to test some 70,000 rape kits, which are a collection of physical evidence painstakingly taken from victims of sexual assault. read more
Neiman Marcus Links With Mariska Hargitay’s Joyful Heart Foundation
September 2, 2014 • WWD
By Lisa Lockwood

ODE TO JOY: Neiman Marcus teamed up with the Joyful Heart Foundation, founded by actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” for its 10th anniversary celebration. Neiman’s presented The NO MORE Lounge at Joyful Heart’s bi-annual Joyful Mele gala Sunday night in Hawaii, where Hargitay started the foundation. Neiman’s also sponsord Joyful Mele.

The event raised more than $500,000, all of which will be reinvested to support Joyful Heart’s work in Hawaii.

...

read more
No Longer Ignored, Evidence Solves Rape Cases Years Later
August 2, 2014 • The New York Times
By Erik Eckholm
Like hundreds of thousands of other rape kits across the country containing evidence gathered from victims, that of Ms. Ybos lay untested for years on a storeroom shelf. read more
Memphis Police official says rape kit backlog is shrinking
July 15, 2014 • The Commercial Appeal
By Daniel Connolly
As of June, 1,185 previously untested kits have been tested. An additional 2,495 kits remained at forensic labs, and 5,553 remained untested. read more
Star-Studded PSAs Say No More To Domestic Violence
July 10, 2014 • Look to the Stars
By Look to the Stars
Viacom Velocity Creative has partnered with Mariska Hargitay, founder of the Joyful Heart Foundation, to create a star-studded NO MORE PSA Campaign. read more
VH1's Nick Lachey Joins NO MORE To End Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault
June 30, 2014 • VH1
By Christopher Rosa
VH1 is sick of the silence, excuses, stigma and victim-blaming that comes with domestic violence and sexual assault cases. That’s why we are joining forces with NO MORE, a campaign dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault for good. read more
Senate Delay Threatens Funding for Thousands of Untested Rape
June 23, 2014 • Autostraddle
By Kaitlyn
It’s a problem of unknown magnitude — recent estimates place the numbersomewhere around 100,000 — but the consequences of the nationwide rape kit testing backlog are clear and appalling. read more
Mariska Hargitay on Her Most Challenging ‘L&O: SVU’ Season Yet: Even a Bad-Ass Can Be a Victim
June 19, 2014 • The Wrap
By Sharon Waxman
Hargitay talks with The Wrap about motherhood, growing up in Hollywood and how Det. Benson has turned her into an avenging angel off-screen. read more
Exclusive: USA to Air SVU Marathon Featuring New Video From Chris Meloni
June 19, 2014 • TV Guide
By Kate Stanhope
USA will air a second Law & Order: SVU "No More Excuses" marathon this month, this time with the help of former star Christopher Meloni, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. Throughout the marathon, viewers will be encouraged to seek out additional information online, or to call national help hotlines to speak with counselors and advocates. read more
Congress poised to approve $41 million to help clear backlog of untested rape kits
June 16, 2014 • The Washington Post
By Spencer S. Hsu
Congress is poised to approve $41 million sought by the Obama administration to examine untested DNA evidence collected from rape victims and held by state and local police across the country. read more
Congress Moves Forward on Rape-Kit Funding
June 5, 2014 • Ms. Magazine
By James Hildebrand
The U.S. Senate subcommittee on commerce, justice, science and related agencies showed its support this week for combating the backlog of untested rape kits by including $41 million in its 2015 fiscal year spending bill as part of a community-based sexual assault response reform initiative. read more

Pages