According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, an estimated 12 percent of youth in state-operated and large locally- or privately-operated juvenile facilities reported experiencing one or more incidents of sexual victimization by another youth or facility staff.
Discovering that you are being stalked, either in person, online, or via technology, can be unnerving. Learning more about stalking behaviors can help you notice them before they escalate and help you protect yourself.
The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) recently completed a nine-month investigation into how colleges and universities respond to sexual assaults. The investigation revealed that sexual assault is common on college campuses.
The backlog of untested DNA evidence from unsolved rape cases is down sharply over the last five years. Still, a new Justice Department report and a major CBS News investigation demonstrate, tens of thousands of evidence kits remain unanalyzed — and the rapists in those cases remain free.
While this is an exciting time of year, sometimes taking days or weeks to prepare for, there are nonetheless risks involved when going out at night. Being aware of possible risks is often the first step in staying safe, especially when in a new environment!
Christina Ricci, RAINN’s national spokesperson, and Scott Berkowitz, RAINN’s president, spent the day meeting with some of RAINN’s key allies on Capitol Hill to discuss pending legislation to combat sexual violence. Congress will soon vote on crucial funding to expand the use of DNA in rape investigations and ensure that victims get the hotline and support services necessary to aid their recovery.
Christina Ricci headlined a RAINN fundraiser this month to ensure that the National Sexual Assault Hotlines can continue to provide free, confidential support for those in need. Rep. Jane Harman, who has helped lead Congress’ efforts to fight sexual assault in the military, was there to update RAINN’s supporters on the progress being made.
RAINN is auctioning a live presentation of Can I Kiss You?, by Mike Domitrz. Can I Kiss You? has been used by hundreds of schools, universities and military installations to teach males and females about healthy dating and intimacy.
The number of visitors helped by the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline has more than doubled in the past year. To meet this increased demand, RAINN has launched an updated version of the Online Hotline. OHL 2.0, as we call it, has new features, new information and resources for visitors, and tools that will help our staff and volunteers serve even more users.
RAINN partnered with Nickelodeon’s teen network, The N, and its #1 show, Degrassi, for the season's premiere episode, dealing with the issue of child sexual abuse. Following the airing of the episode, calls to the Hotline increased 500%!