Latest News

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.  

Read More
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.

Learn More
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

Learn More
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.

Learn More
Latest News | August 06, 2012
Back to School Safety Tips from RAINN

For the millions of students heading back to school this fall, increasing violence on campus is a harsh reality.

Latest News | July 29, 2012
The Significance of the NCAA Sanctions

RAINN's president and founder, Scott Berkowitz, discusses the NCAA sanctions on Penn State

Latest News | July 29, 2012
RAINN Statement on Freeh Report Findings

The results of Louis Freeh's investigation are stunning. It is shocking that the disregard for the children who were victimized was so widespread, and the systemic failure so deep.

Latest News | June 26, 2012
Sandusky Verdict Inspires Thousands of Survivors to Get Help

Last week, in a case that shocked the nation and brought great awareness to the sexual abuse of children, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted on 45 of 48 charges of

Latest News | June 21, 2012
What the Sandusky Verdict Means for Survivors

RAINN's president and founder, Scott Berkowitz, discusses the Sandusky verdict

Pages

Get the latest from RAINN in your inbox.

Check out RAINN’s Newsletter Archives