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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 | May 25, 2016
Survivor Story: Joe

Joe, a survivor of sexual abuse in early adolescence, speaks openly about the stigma associated with male survivors, living with mental health challenges, and the special love and support he found in his relationship with his pets.

Survivor Spotlight | April 19, 2016
Why I Run: Khadijah

The “Why I Run” Series is a three-part series featuring survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones who include physical fitness as part of their healing process. 

Latest News | April 16, 2016
RAINN Survivor Series

The RAINN Survivor Series, a new multimedia campaign in which seven survivors share their personal experiences with sexual assault, encourages those impacted by sexual violence to reach out for help through the National Sexual Assault Hotline, available via phone (800.656.HOPE) and secure online...

Survivor Spotlight | April 08, 2016
Why I Run: Laurel

Laurel, a survivor of sexual assault, is just one of hundreds who will be hitting the road on May 21 to support survivors of sexual assault through Lace Up 4 RAINN, an annual 5k race hosted by RAINN. 

Survivor Spotlight | March 22, 2016
Survivor Story: Jeannette

Jeannette lived through a difficult and tumultuous childhood, including a father who began sexually assaulting her at a young age. As a member of RAINN's Speakers Bureau, she shares her story to create something positive out of what happened to her and to show other survivors that they are not...

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