Media Archive by Year: 2012

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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
THE JOYFUL HEART FOUNDATION Presents the 5th Annual JOYFUL REVOLUTION GALA
May 9th, 2012 • PatrickMcMullan.com
Patrick McMullan
Photo Gallery of Joyful Revolution Gala. read more
Famous New York moms on Mother's Day gifts
May 6th, 2012 • New York Daily News
Nicole Lyn Pesce
New York Daily News surveyed celebrity moms on best gifts to give and get for Mother's Day. read more
Our Mother's Day gift guide for North Jersey's moms
May 5th, 2012 • The Record
Erinn Connor
A thoughtful Mother's Day gift goes a long way in showing just how much mom (or grandmom) means to you. If you're still searching for that perfect something, here are a few options for every type of mom. 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
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
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
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
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
Actress Mariska Hargitay: Violence Against Women Act Saves Lives (Video)
April 26th, 2012 • The New Civil Rights Movement
David Badash
Mariska Hargitay, best known for her role on TV’s “Law And Order,” says in this video that the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) saves lives, and adds that “restricting it to only some members of our community” defeats its purpose. Hargitay, an Emmy Award winner and daughter of the late actress Jayne Mansfield, is also the founder of and president of the Joyful Heart Foundation, which helps women who have been sexually abused. 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
Violence Against Women Act helps restore lives
April 26th, 2012 • The Hill
Mariska Hargitay
Our Senators must act now to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the landmark achievement in the movement to end violence against women and girls. VAWA revolutionized the way violent crimes against women are prosecuted and prevented, reshaped the way victims receive services and transformed the way communities respond to survivors. read more
Violence Against Women Act helps restore lives
April 26th, 2012 • National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence
Mariska Hargitay
Our Senators must act now to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the landmark achievement in the movement to end violence against women and girls. VAWA revolutionized the way violent crimes against women are prosecuted and prevented, reshaped the way victims receive services and transformed the way communities respond to survivors. 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
Denim Day in LA & USA Is April 25, 2012
April 24th, 2012 • HPC MarketWire
Peace Over Violence
Millions of people will wear jeans on Wednesday, April 25 to participate in Denim Day in LA & USA to raise awareness around sexual violence issues and support survivors of sexual assault. read more
There Is No Excuse
April 24th, 2012 • The Huffington Post
Mariska Hargitay and Patti Giggans
Italy, 1992. A 45-year-old driving instructor picks up an 18-year-old girl for her first lesson, takes her to an isolated road, pulls her out of the car, wrestles her out of one leg of her jeans and rapes her. She courageously tells her parents. They help and support her in pressing charges, leading to the perpetrator's arrest and prosecution. He is convicted of rape and sentenced to jail. read more
Cleveland police join cities nationwide testing old evidence from sexual-assault cases
April 22nd, 2012 • Cleveland Plain Dealer
Rachel Dissell
More than two years ago, Cleveland police started an ambitious project to account for thousands of pieces of evidence in sexual assault cases going back at least 20 years. In doing so, they join a growing number of cities across America that are testing old evidence that has the potential to solve cold cases and offer some solace for victims, even in cases that can't be prosecuted. read more
Sensational NBC Summer Preview Press Day
April 20th, 2012 • Hollywood Today
Valerie Milano & Lorraine Chambers
Sitting solo on stage, beautiful Mariska Hargitay of ‘Law & Order: SVU’ chats about her 13th seasons in the role as Olivia Benson as the 14th season is approaching. Besides being an award winning actress, Mariska has used her voice in support of her charity, Joyful Heart Foundation which offers healing, wellness and empowerment programs for survivors of abuse and the professionals who care for them. read more
Check Out Mariska Hargitay's Organization
April 17th, 2012 • The Ellen Show
Ellen Degeneres
On her show, "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" Mariska often deals with women who have suffered from abuse. She has created an incredible organization called the Joyful Heart Foundation to support them. You can find out more at JoyfulHeartFoundation.org. read more
A Star Fights Abuse in Hawaii
April 3rd, 2012 • MidWeek
Yu Shing Ting
The Joyful Heart Foundation, created by Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, is taking on child abuse in Hawaii with the One Strong Ohana campaign read more
1in6, Inc. and Mariska Hargitay's Joyful Heart Foundation Announce Partnership to Kick Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April 2nd 2012 • Yahoo! News
Steve LePore, 1in6
In recognition of April serving as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, 1in6, Inc.—a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help men who experienced unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives—proudly announces their recent partnership with the Joyful Heart Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by Emmy Award-winning actress and advocate Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit with the mission to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues. read more
Cuomo Signs Law to Expand New York's DNA Databank
March 19th, 2012 • From the G Man
Joella Marano
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo joined by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today signed into law a historic bill that makes New York State the first "all crimes DNA" state in the nation, by requiring DNA samples be collected from anyone convicted of a felony or Penal Law misdemeanor. In addition, the new law also significantly expands defendants' access to DNA testing and comparison both before and after conviction in appropriate circumstances, as well as to discovery after conviction where innocence is claimed. read more
Cuomo, thronged by crimestoppers, signs DNA bill
March 19th, 2012 • Albany Times Union
Casey Seiler
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill expanding the state’s DNA database to include misdemeanors in addition to felonies. Left out of that list of crimes: first-offense misdemeanor marijuana possession, a crime that Assemblywoman Barbara Clark [corrected] noted scoops up a disproportionate number of black and Latino youths. read more
Congress must reauthorize VAWA now
March 15th, 2012 • The Hill
Mariska Hargitay and Terri Poore
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a landmark in the movement to end violence against women and girls, is up for re-authorization. Authored by then-Senator Joseph Biden and signed into law in 1994, VAWA revolutionized the way violent crimes against women are prosecuted and prevented, and the way communities respond to survivors. read more
Awaiting Assembly Action State Senate Passes DNA Databank Expansion; Sheriff Gerace Calls Bill A ‘No-Brainer’
March 11th, 2012 • The Post-Journal
Andrew Carr
The New York State Assembly is on deck to approve the state's DNA Databank Expansion Bill. Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed the expansion of the bill to include all misdemeanor convictions. read more

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