Joyful Heart Foundation

Founded by actress Mariska Hargitay in 2004, Joyful Heart Foundation is paving the way for innovative approaches to treating trauma; igniting shifts in the way the public views and responds to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse; and reforming and advancing policies and legislation to ensure access to justice for survivors. With an emphasis on ending the rape kit backlog nationwide, The Joyful Heart Foundation has become one of the most impactful survivor advocacy organizations in the country and the world.