Issues We Work On

RAINN’s Public Policy team works with law makers and influencers to ensure survivors have access to critical services after sexual assault and to improve the way our country prosecutes perpetrators.

Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse

All survivors of sexual violence, children and mothers alike, should be able to live without fear of future harm.

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RAINN Supports HHS Action on Non-Consensual Pelvic Exams in America’s Teaching Hospitals

RAINN works with HHS to deliver a win for patient consent before pelvic exams under anesthesia.

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Crime Victim Compensation

If you decide to report the crime and work with law enforcement, you may be able to access financial compensation from a state agency to help cover some of the costs associated with the crime.

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Addressing the Rape Kit Backlog

The overwhelming backlog of DNA evidence is currently one of the biggest obstacles to prosecuting perpetrators of sexual violence.

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Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI)

RAINN is part of a team of national experts providing technical assistance and support to cities and states around the country that receive SAKI funding to tackle existing and future backlogs.

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DNA evidence can increase likelihood of holding a perpetrator accountable.

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Sexual violence has fallen by half in the last 20 years.

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The National Sexual Assault Hotline will always be free — with your help.

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