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Latest News| Jan 7, 2019

Feel Secure Online: Social Media, Dating Apps, and Technology

RAINN’s president, Scott Berkowitz, has joined the advisory council for Match Group, which runs Tinder and other dating platforms. He will be part of their advisory council, bringing together leading industry experts to maximize the safety of millions of users worldwide. "I am honored to join the Match Group Advisory Council (MGAC) and am pleased that Match Group has taken this step to proactively address safety,” said Berkowitz.

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Jan 07, 2019

RAINN’s President and Founder Reflects on 25 Years

When Scott Berkowitz founded RAINN in 1994, he had no idea it would grow into what it has become today—the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States. We checked in with Scott to hear his thoughts on how RAINN has evolved, what it’s doing today to support survivors, and where he sees the organization going in the future.

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Jan 08, 2019

NLC Member Highlight: Torrey DeVitto

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 actor, activist, and philanthropist, Torrey DeVitto.

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Dec 14, 2018

CBS Awards RAINN $2 Million to Help Survivors of Sexual Assault

RAINN today received a $2 million grant from CBS to continue its efforts to help survivors of sexual assault through its victim services programs. "Ending sexual violence takes everyone working together. This generous support will make it possible for us to help tens of thousands more survivors," says Scott Berkowitz, president and founder of RAINN.

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Latest News | February 12, 2013
Senate Passes the Violence Against Women Act

In a strong bipartisan act today, the Senate voted to renew the landmark Violence Against Women Act.

Latest News | January 31, 2013
Senate Takes Up Bipartisan Violence Against Women Act

The landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which has helped reduce sexual and domestic violence by more than half, expired last year

Latest News | December 03, 2012
SAFER Act of 2012 Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives

Reps. Ted Poe (R-TX) and Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today introduced the SAFER Act of 2012, a bipartisan bill that will help fix the backlog of untested DNA evidence from unsolved rape cases.

Latest News | November 28, 2012
DNA Evidence Collection Goes to Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court this month announced that it will decide whether it is legally permissible for police to take DNA samples from suspects arrested for violent crimes.

Latest News | September 19, 2012
Senate Committee Approves SAFER Act

The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved the SAFER Act (S. 3250), critical legislation that addresses the backlog of untested DNA evidence from unsolved rape cases

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