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 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
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Mariska Hargitay Founder Joyful Heart Foundation
Angela Greiling Keane President National Press Club
Kristina "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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