Camille Cooper, Vice President

Camille Cooper serves as the vice president of public policy at RAINN, where she leads efforts at the federal and state level to improve the criminal justice system, prevent sexual assault, and ensure justice for survivors.

At RAINN, Cooper’s work focuses on efforts to secure funding for sexual violence programming, eliminate the large volume of untested and unanalyzed forensic evidence from sexual assault cases, known as the rape kit backlog, address campus sexual violence, and protect children against sexual violence.

Cooper has more than 20 years of experience in federal and state legislative drafting, strategy, and lobbying on topics related to child protection, child exploitation, anti-child trafficking, as well as gender and media. She has presented internationally at Europol at the Hague and the United Nations on technology-facilitated crimes against children. 

Prior to joining RAINN, Cooper served as director of government affairs and director of legislative affairs at the National Association to Protect Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Under her tenure at PROTECT, she led federal and state legislative efforts to secure hundreds of millions of dollars in law enforcement funding for the Internet Crimes Against Children task forces. 

She also wrote and lobbied for Virginia’s Diversity and Gender Equity law that requires statewide revision of curricula to promote awareness of the contribution of women, people of color, and individuals with disabilities. 

Cooper holds a Certificate in Strategic Leadership from the U.S. Army War College as part of the Commandant's National Security Program.

The rape kit backlog is currently one of the biggest obstacles to prosecuting perpetrators of sexual violence.

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Out of every 1,000 sexual assaults, 310 are reported to the police.

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