Sarah Tofte, Vice President, Policy & Advocacy
"I am part of the Joyful Heart Foundation
because it represents all that I value-our commitment to survivors, our hope for justice and our determination to make the world a safe place for everyone."
specializes in governments' responsibilities to address, prevent and protect against gender-based violence.
works closely with elected officials, police, prosecutors, victim advocates and survivors to reform the U.S. criminal justice system so that offenders are held accountable and survivors have greater access to justice.
As the Vice President of Policy & Advocacy with the Joyful Heart Foundation, Sarah created and implements the organization's ten-year strategic plan to end the rape kit backlog in the United States, engages with the media and raises funds.
Prior to Joyful Heart, Sarah was a Senior Researcher at Human Rights Watch, focusing on violence against women and girls.