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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 | September 11, 2018
RAINN Supports Spanish-Speaking Survivors

Hispanic Heritage Month starts September 15, and it is a great time to celebrate the heritage of the 40 million Americans who primarily speak Spanish. In honor of this month, RAINN wants to make sure it continues to provide the support and information that Spanish-speaking survivors in these...

Latest News | August 23, 2018
RAINN Announces National Leadership Council Members

The National Leadership Council comprises individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to RAINN’s mission of supporting survivors and ending sexual violence. “We are grateful for the leadership of the members of our National Leadership Council and honored that they have chosen RAINN as their...

Latest News | August 06, 2018
RAINN Supports Bipartisan Bill to Expand Access to Medical Services for Survivors

RAINN has worked closely with congressional leaders to inform the Survivors’ Access to Supportive Care Act (SASCA) and will continue to support efforts to pass the bill and similar measures.

Latest News | August 06, 2018
Cultivating Safety on Campus This Fall

More than 17 million college students in the United States will head to campus this fall. It is an exciting time, but many students and their parents may be thinking about how to stay safe. Here are some strategies students can use to help reduce their risk for many types of crimes on campus,...

Latest News | July 18, 2018
New Shirt from WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart Benefits RAINN

Stewart shared her story and is helping other survivors do the same by teaming up with RAINN to create the limited edition “stronger” t-shirt. “This isn’t just a t-shirt. It’s a message. And I’m beyond proud to work with RAINN to let survivors know just how strong they truly are.” - Breanna Stewart

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