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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 | February 05, 2018
Safe Dating Tips for Teens

February is teen dating violence awareness month. For teens and those new to dating, it can be difficult to identify signs of an abusive relationship.

Latest News | January 08, 2018
Help Improve Your Campus, Review a Sexual Assault Prevention Program

January is a great time for students and administrators to share their feedback by rating their college’s sexual assault prevention programs.

Latest News | January 08, 2018
RAINN’s Consulting Services Help Organizations Improve Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Programs

As the leading authority on sexual violence, RAINN is comprised of experts in victim services, education and communications, public policy, and technology.

Latest News | December 22, 2017
RAINN Statement on the Passage of the SAFER Act

RAINN released a statement on the passage of the SAFER Act of 2017.

Latest News | December 06, 2017
Massage Envy Hires RAINN to Conduct End-to-End Review of Client Safety Practices

RAINN has been retained by Massage Envy, the largest massage franchise with more than 1,100 franchises in 49 states, to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the company’s policies and programs related to client safety.

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