Hawaii Acts To Protect Children, Test Rape Kits

By passing two anti-sexual violence laws this year, Hawaii is setting an example for state legislators across the nation.

Bipartisan Group of Senators Renews Call for Campus Reforms

RAINN's vice president for public policy spoke at a Capitol Hill press conference urging swift action on the bipartisan Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA), alongside survivor advocates and lawmakers.

Congress Honors National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Members of the Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus joined advocates and officials from across the country to commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week and to honor those who have dedicated their lives to promoting justice for victims. 

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?

Congress Prioritizes Victims’ Rights, Rape Kit Testing, and Exonerating the Innocent

The Justice For All Act of 2016 and the Sexual Assault Survivors Act are two pieces of legislation that have been introduced in Congress this year to prioritize survivors' rights, eliminate the backlog of untested rape kits, and exonerate the falsely accused. 

RAINN Joins Forces to Overturn Ohio Anti-Victim Ruling

RAINN has joined with partner organizations to file an amicus brief asking the Ohio Court of Appeals to overturn the decision not to pursue a backlogged rape case.

Congress Plans to Use Crime Victim Funds to Balance the Budget

Congress plans to “rescind and permanently cancel” $1.5 billion dollars from the Crime Victims Fund (CVF), threatening the sustainability of programs that assist victims.

Understanding the Laws in Your State

International law firm Hogan Lovells leads efforts on creation of comprehensive sexual assault database

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