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Latest News| Jul 8, 2019

Rape Kit Law at Risk of Expiring Unless Congress Acts

The federal law that helps state crime labs test tens of thousands of rape kits every year, the Debbie Smith Act, will expire this fall unless Congress acts to renew it. Since 2005, there have been more than 455,000 matches of crime scene evidence to offenders’ DNA. Of these matches, 42 percent—more than four out of every 10—are the result of testing made possible by Debbie Smith Act grants.

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Jul 08, 2019

Closer Look: RAINN’s Victim Services Programs

In honor of RAINN’s 25th anniversary, each month we’ll be taking a closer look at the people and programs that are essential in our work to help survivors today and every day. This month, we’re shining a spotlight on RAINN’s victim services team.

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Jul 08, 2019

NLC Member Highlight: Peter Church

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 longtime supporter, Peter Church.

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May 03, 2019

Trauma and Mental Health

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. Mental Health Awareness Month this May is a time to reflect on how to support those in your life who experience difficulties with mental health, reduce stigma around seeking treatment, and advocate for equal access to care.

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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.

Latest News | March 05, 2018
Self-Care Tips for Survivors

Frequent exposure to sexual violence in the news can present particular challenges to survivors. It is important for survivors to remember that if they ever feel uncomfortable, it is always fine to turn off the TV, walk out of a movie theater, or avoid checking social media.

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