Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

Mariska Hargitay talked about the efforts of her Joyful Heart Foundation to help survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child… read more

Mariska Hargitay talked about the efforts of her Joyful Heart Foundation to help survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse. She began her speech by citing statistics on rape and child abuse in the U.S. She also talked about the backlog of untested rape kits in police storage facilities around the country. She noted the progress both New York and Los Angeles police departments had made in testing rape kits and how their improvements had led to more rapists being caught, prosecuted and punished. After her remarks Ms. Hargitay replied to written questions from the audience. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Kris Rose Deputy Director National Institute of Justice
  • Sarah Tofte Director Joyful Heart Foundation->Public and Advocacy
  • Kym Worthy Prosecutor Wayne County, MI
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Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

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Program ID:
311464-1
Category:
National Press Club
Format:
National Press Club Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 23, 2013
Last Aired:
Mar 29, 2013

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  • Mar 23, 2013 | 9:14pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 24, 2013 | 1:22am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 29, 2013 | 7:08pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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