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Latest News| Dec 4, 2018

In 2018, RAINN Helped More Survivors Than Ever

“This year, we have seen the longest, sustained growth of people reaching out in our 24-year history. Sexual violence affects almost every family in America—and that’s why it also takes every one of us to end it,” said RAINN president Scott Berkowitz. “We are grateful to the countless volunteers, donors, corporate sponsors, and government partners who support RAINN and make this work possible.”

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Dec 14, 2018

CBS Awards RAINN $2 Million to Help Survivors of Sexual Assault

RAINN today received a $2 million grant from CBS to continue its efforts to help survivors of sexual assault through its victim services programs. "Ending sexual violence takes everyone working together. This generous support will make it possible for us to help tens of thousands more survivors," says Scott Berkowitz, president and founder of RAINN.

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Dec 03, 2018

Why Pete Church is Matching RAINN Donations this December

Pete Church is a member of RAINN’s National Leadership Council and one of the generous donors who has pledged to match contributions RAINN receives through December 31. Pete shared why he believes sexual violence is a critical issue, why he’s excited to team up with RAINN, and how the match campaign can make a difference.

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Nov 05, 2018

Strategies for Survivors This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time of celebration and a chance to reconnect with family and friends, but it can also present challenges for some survivors of sexual assault. “Simple safety tips, self-care strategies, and the support of loved ones can sometimes make all the difference,” says Keeli Sorensen, vice president of victim services.

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Latest News | February 12, 2013
Senate Passes the Violence Against Women Act

In a strong bipartisan act today, the Senate voted to renew the landmark Violence Against Women Act.

Latest News | January 31, 2013
Senate Takes Up Bipartisan Violence Against Women Act

The landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which has helped reduce sexual and domestic violence by more than half, expired last year

Latest News | December 03, 2012
SAFER Act of 2012 Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives

Reps. Ted Poe (R-TX) and Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today introduced the SAFER Act of 2012, a bipartisan bill that will help fix the backlog of untested DNA evidence from unsolved rape cases.

Latest News | November 28, 2012
DNA Evidence Collection Goes to Supreme Court

The US Supreme Court this month announced that it will decide whether it is legally permissible for police to take DNA samples from suspects arrested for violent crimes.

Latest News | September 19, 2012
Senate Committee Approves SAFER Act

The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved the SAFER Act (S. 3250), critical legislation that addresses the backlog of untested DNA evidence from unsolved rape cases

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