Joyful Heart Foundation

 Mariska Hargitay ( Law and Order Actress)

  • One in three women and one in six men are survivors of sexual violence.
  • Every 73 seconds in the United States, someone is sexually assaulted.
  • Four to five children die every day in this country as a result of child abuse and neglect.

She started Joyful Heart Foundation in 2004 to help survivors of sexual assualt.

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Pennsylvania Report: Backlogged [Rape] Kits Have Dropped By 97% : In 2019, Pennsylvania passed S.B. 399, requiring the state police to annually conduct an untested rape kit audit. The 2020 report, released in May, showed that since then, Pennsylvania state agencies have reduced the number of untested rape kits by 97%—with less than 100 still untested. We applaud this work, and also recognize the efforts being made to bring justice to the remaining survivors who are still waiting for their evidence kits to be sent to a lab.