Five Things that Make an Effective Statute of Limitations

Does your state leave enough time to hold perpetrators of sexual violence accountable? Check out RAINN's top five recommendations for state statutes of limitations. 

How Does Your State Define Consent?

Thanks to pro bono help from law firm Hogan Lovells, RAINN’s Defining Consent database helps provide a detailed answer, customized for every state, to the common question: What exactly is consent?

Key Terms and Phrases

As a member of the media, you may have questions about which terms to use when discussing sexual violence. 

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