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Latest News| Dec 20, 2019

Critical Rape Kit Backlog Funding Passed By Congress

Congress reauthorized the nation’s primary DNA testing program through 2024. The U.S. Senate voted to renew the Debbie Smith Act, which has increased the use of DNA and has led to more than 192,000 DNA matches in CODIS (the FBI’s DNA database system). The bill had already passed the House, and is now headed for the president to be signed into law.  

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Jan 02, 2020

Journalist and Activist on How to Be There for Survivors

Each month, RAINN features a member of its National Leadership Council (NLC). The NLC is a group of dedicated individuals who have shown their commitment to RAINN’s mission of supporting survivors and ending sexual violence. This month we checked in with journalist, editor, entrepreneur, activist, Jacqui Cheng.

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Jan 07, 2020

Surviving R. Kelly Part II Leads to 40% Increase in Calls to National Sexual Assault Hotline

“The Friday and Saturday after 'Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning' aired, RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline experienced a 40% increase in calls. We are proud to have partnered with Lifetime on this project and are encouraged that our work with the media continues to empower survivors of sexual violence to seek the help that they need to heal.” - Erinn Robinson, RAINN Press Secretary

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Jan 02, 2020

Stalking Isn’t Romantic, It’s a Crime

During National Stalking Awareness Month this January, RAINN is bringing attention to different forms of stalking and some warning signs that you may be experiencing stalking. “The majority of stalking is perpetrated by someone the victim knows, often a current or former romantic partner. Whether it’s in-person or online, stalking is never acceptable behavior,” says Keeli Sorensen, RAINN’s vice president of victim services.

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Latest News | April 30, 2018
Effects of Trauma on Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Millions of Americans and their families feel the effects of trauma on mental health each year, and a portion of those people are survivors of sexual violence.

Latest News | April 26, 2018
Guilty Verdict in Cosby Trial

“RAINN is pleased with the jury’s decision in this case. There are many forces that discourage victims from reporting these crimes. Let’s hope the legacy of this case is that victims feel empowered to come forward, knowing that it can truly make a difference in bringing perpetrators to justice.” -...

Latest News | April 19, 2018
Google Partners with RAINN on Me Too Rising

RAINN is once again partnering with Google to ensure that survivors of sexual violence get the support they need and deserve through the National Sexual Assault Hotline and rainn.org.

Latest News | April 03, 2018
RAINN Kicks Off Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month 2018

This April, individuals and communities across the country are recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (#SAAPM) and taking the RAINN Pledge.

Latest News | March 16, 2018
Additional Victims to Testify in Cosby Trial

RAINN celebrates the decision to let five more victims testify against Bill Cosby in his upcoming trial.

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