Justice for All: Improve Victims' Access to Justice

Help improve victims’ access to justice and hold rapists accountable. Urge the House of Representatives to pass S. 2577, the Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2016.

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DNA: Ending the Rape Kit Backlog

Ask Congress to prioritize funding that helps to eliminate the rape kit backlog, ultimately holding more rapists accountable and giving all victims an equal chance for justice.

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Campus Crimes: Protecting Students and Holding Campuses Accountable

Urge members of Congress to support the Campus Accountability and Safety Act of 2014 (H.R. 1310/S. 590), which will enhance the way public colleges and universities deal with campus sexual violence.

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Funding for Support Services: Programs that Support Survivors

Advocate for programs that give survivors the assistance they need and deserve, and that hold perpetrators accountable for their crimes. 

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Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Helps States Erase Rape Kit Backlogs

RAINN’s policy department has joined a team of national experts selected by the Justice Department to support states’ work to address and end the backlog of untested and unanalyzed rape kits.

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Twenty Minutes of Rape

Judge Perksy imposed a sentence of only six months on Brock Turner—a sentence far less than the six years recommended by prosecutors, and only one-quarter of the normal two-year minimum sentence.

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Senate Passes Justice for All Reauthorization Act

This important bill prioritizes rape kit testing, expands DNA use, and helps the innocent. Recently passed by the Senatre, the bill now heads to House.

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