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    March 5, 2008 — (Washington, DC) — RAINN has been recognized by the International Youth Volunteer Project, of the Innovations in Civic Participation (ICP), for the volunteer opportunities presented by the new National Sexual Assault Online Hotline. The Innovation in Youth Volunteering project identifies and rewards innovation in youth volunteering worldwide.

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    November 14, 2007 – (Washington, DC) – RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization, has received the 2007 Technology Innovation Award from NPower, for the use of technology in the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline. The NPower Technology Innovation Award recognizes nonprofits in the greater D.C. community whose innovative use of technology

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    April 2007 — RAINN recently partnered with a new national spokesperson, actress Christina Ricci, for a successful day of meetings with members of Congress to urge full funding for programs that serve sexual assault victims and help prevent sexual violence.During her visit to the nation's capital, Ricci and RAINN met with top lawmakers, including Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)

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    April 24, 2007 — RAINN Speakers Bureau Member, Lindsay Young, was recently profiled in SavvyMiss as an "Ambitious Woman." Savvy Miss is a free website community dedicated to connecting, empowering, and informing women. Updated daily articles cover everything from dating, love and sex, to careers, fashion, health, beauty and much more.

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    August 28, 2006 — RAINN recently sent the following letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales urging the fiscal support of the Sexual Assault Services Program. Below the letter from RAINN is a letter from Jessica McSparron-Bien, the Sexual Assault Program and Policy Coordinator of North Dakota Council on Abused Women's Services/Coalition Against Sexual Assault in North Dakota.

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    August 15, 2006 — After months of development and working with experts such as McAfee, Verisign, AOL and KnowNow, the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline has begun its pilot phase. To gather information on usage patterns, scheduling needs and call times, RAINN is administering a pilot phase of the service. During this phase, the Online Hotline will only be available for a limited number of hours,

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    July 26, 2006 — RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) commends the U.S. Congress and the president for a vitally-needed new law that will crack down on 100,000 missing sex offenders and help keep the nation's children safe from predators. The measure, known as the "The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006" was passed by Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush.

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    July 6, 2006 — Holly Dunn Pendleton, a member of the RAINN Speakers Bureau, was recently honored in Washington at the 2006 Jefferson Awards. Holly is the only surviving victim of a serial killer and rapist, who was recently executed in Texas for his crimes. Since her attack, Holly has worked as an advocate for victims of sexual assault and created Holly's House, a center for victims

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    July 5, 2006 — All 50 states are now participating in the National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) Web site, the Justice Department announced. The Department of Justice-sponsored site allows parents and concerned citizens to search existing public state and territory sex offender registries beyond their own states.

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    June 27, 2006 — We are pleased to announce that the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline Training has been approved as a National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Continuing Education Program. The course is an online distance learning program that is worth 5 Continuing Education credits.

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    June 8, 2006 — June is Internet Safety Month, and RAINN commemorates it by reminding everyone of how important it is to protect yourself while online. You may be at greater risk of stalking, harassment, or other crimes when you are online, because certain features that are unique to the Internet — such as the ability to access lots of information about people from many sources, in relative anonymity,

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    June 2, 2006 — The June 2006 issue of Marie Claire features the magazine's list of top ten best charities. The organizations range from AIDS research to putting a woman in the White House to the work of RAINN and our affiliate crisis centers. The article mentions the National Sexual Assault Hotline as well as

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    May 9, 2006 — As part of VAWA 2005 (Public Law No: 109-162), the Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP) was initiated to provide assistance to victims of sexual violence. Specifically, SASP will provide funds for services providers and make resources available to state, territorial and tribal sexual assault coalitions who work to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of local rape crisis centers.

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    April 4, 2006 — As facts continue to unfold in the highly publicized case involving Duke University lacrosse players, members of the media are looking to RAINN to offer expert advice and opinions. Recently, a reporter with the Charlotte Observer interviewed RAINN's President and Founder, Scott Berkowitz, on his views on the case thus far:"The absence of DNA doesn't necessarily mean there wasn't a crime,"

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    March 17, 2006 — A suspected sexual predator who disappeared last year after being charged in San Diego with child molestation was added to the U.S. Marshals Service's 15 Most Wanted fugitive list, authorities said Monday. Frederick McLean, 55, is wanted on multiple counts of sexual assault on a child. McClean is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.

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