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Survivors of sexual assault have the option to go to the hospital to have a forensic examination by a trained professional. During a forensic medical exam, a sexual assault evidence collection kit may or may not be used to collect any DNA from the crime.
Did you know that, as a survivor of sexual violence, you may be entitled to compensation for some of the expenses (such as lost wages and medical and counseling costs) you incurred due to the crime from your state’s Crime Victim Compensation Program?
DNA evidence is widely called the "fingerprint of the twenty-first century," and has the unequaled ability to identify rapists and exonerate innocent suspects. But the use of DNA evidence has not kept pace with its potential.
Did you know that of the 500,000 sex offenders now required to register with their state government, nearly one out of every five — 100,000 in all — have gone missing?
Sexual violence is a common occurrence on college campuses. Get statistics on campus crime and get involved in helping increase awareness, prevention, and reporting.
It is easy to forget that the risk of being assaulted on vacation is real. And it is similarly easy to forget that, when you leave U.S. waters on a cruise ship, you also leave behind some of the protections that you enjoy on land as a U.S. citizen.
Marital rape occurs when your spouse forces you to take part in certain sex acts without your consent. It is a form of intimate partner violence, i.e., an abuse of power by which one spouse attempts to establish dominance and control over the other.
RAINN supports providing resources for victims, including funding under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Sexual Assault Services Program (SASP), and Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).
The impact of stalking can be profound and life altering. Individuals who are stalked often change many of their behavior patterns and have strong emotional responses to the stalking.
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