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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 | 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

Latest News | July 09, 2018
Looking for Ways to Help Survivors? Become a Volunteer Fundraiser

Those looking to support critical sexual assault prevention and response programs can join a network of volunteer supporters from across the country who are passionate about helping survivors of sexual violence.

Latest News | July 09, 2018
DoD Safe Helpline Launches New Website and New App

Department of Defense Safe Helpline is excited to announce the launch of its new website and app for survivors of sexual assault in the DoD community looking for live support, resources, and information.

Latest News | May 18, 2018
Pitchfork Music Festival Teams Up with RAINN

RAINN and the Pitchfork Music Festival are working together to spread awareness of sexual assault and harassment and raise funds for survivors at the Pitchfork Musical Festival in Chicago on July 20-22 and through their network of 30 million followers.

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