RAINN ANNOUNCES NEW CO-LEADS OF POLICY TEAM Erin Earp and Stefan Turkheimer Promoted to Interim Vice Presidents / Co-Leads

Washington, D.C. - Today RAINN announced that Erin Earp and Stefan Turkheimer will serve as the co-leads of RAINN’s policy team with a focus on protecting children from predators online and helping survivors access more trauma-informed law enforcement and criminal justice systems:

“RAINN’s policy work is an integral part of supporting survivors. Working to ensure that survivors from all communities have access to a criminal justice process that is victim-centered and keeping kids safe in their virtual world is at the core of RAINN’s mission. Erin and Stefan’s experience and skills make them a dynamic team to lead these efforts, and I look forward to seeing what we are able to accomplish in the upcoming federal and state legislative sessions.” - Scott Berkowitz, president and founder, RAINN.

Erin Earp comes to RAINN having formerly served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Alexandria, Virginia, in the Special Victims’ Unit, and joined RAINN in October 2020. She is also a partner to the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Training and Technical Assistance Team, providing assistance in developing victim-centered approaches for law enforcement agencies.

Stefan Turkheimer joins RAINN with over 18 years of legal experience, first as a prosecutor, and then as an employment attorney. He has tried cases at nearly every level, both criminal and civil, and in state and federal court. Stefan has worked for United States Senators, Members of Congress, State Senators and State Representatives. He’s managed campaigns, consulted to state caucuses, and won awards for his political advertising, and most recently was Deputy Political Director to Elizabeth Warren on her Presidential Campaign. He has been at RAINN for a little over a year, and during that time RAINN has expanded into new states and new issues.



RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, help organizations improve their sexual assault prevention and response programs, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, free, confidential help is available 24/7 by calling 800.656.HOPE (4673) or visiting online.rainn.org.

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