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Latest News| Aug 7, 2020

RAINN’s New App Offers Support Anytime, Anywhere

The just-released RAINN app offers survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones support, self-care tools, and information to help manage the effects of trauma. “Anyone can use the app,” said Sorensen. “Whether you’re a survivor, a loved one looking to get support, or any person looking to learn more about how to prevent sexual violence and support survivors. We’re here for you.”

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Aug 07, 2020

Title IX During COVID-19

Returning to college campuses this fall will undoubtedly look unfamiliar for many college students, and for students who are survivors of sexual assault, navigating resources and reporting may be more challenging due to COVID-19. “Remote learning doesn’t mean sexual violence stops,” said Keeli Sorensen, vice president of victim services at RAINN. “We need to ensure that students are able to learn in a safe virtual environment and that they still feel supported by their university if something were to happen.”

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Aug 04, 2020

New RAINN-Supported Legislation Seeks to Help Rescue Children from Harm

A bipartisan group of members of Congress, led by Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Ben Cline (R-VA), has introduced the Child RESCUE Act, which will help ensure that children experiencing abuse can be identified and removed from harm as soon as possible. To create a proactive strategy to identify dual offenders and remove kids from harm, the Child RESCUE Act would establish a commission that brings together subject matter experts from the FBI, Department of Justice, RAINN, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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Aug 07, 2020

DoD Safe Helpline Raises Awareness about Sexual Assault Forensic Exams (SAFEs) for Military Survivors

If you are a survivor who has recently experienced a sexual assault, you may be considering if a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam is right for you. This can be an overwhelming decision, and that’s why DoD Safe Helpline is expanding the educational resources available to military survivors.

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Latest News | July 28, 2020
RAINN Acknowledges Contribution by MacKenzie Scott

“We are extremely grateful to MacKenzie Scott for her generous gift in support of RAINN’s services for survivors of sexual violence and our work educating the public about this crime,” said Scott Berkowitz, RAINN founder and president. “Demand for RAINN’s services has grown dramatically in recent...

Latest News | July 10, 2020
Artist and Entrepreneur on the Healing Power of Creativity

Each month, RAINN highlights a member of its National Leadership Council. The NLC is a group of dedicated individuals who have shown their commitment to RAINN’s mission of supporting survivors and ending sexual violence. This month we checked in with Micheline Pitt, business owner, supporter, and...

Latest News | July 10, 2020
Grooming: Know the Warning Signs

One tool common to those who sexually abuse kids and teens is grooming: manipulative behaviors that the abuser uses to gain access to a potential victim, coerce them to agree to the abuse, and reduce the risk of being caught. Though grooming can take many different forms, it often follows a similar...

Latest News | July 10, 2020
How RAINN’s Policy Team Works to Help Survivors

Recently, as Congress has considered police reform legislation, RAINN has urged House and Senate leaders to include a number of additional changes to help survivors of sexual violence. RAINN’s suggestions address issues that disproportionately impact Black victims of sexual violence, especially...

Latest News | July 06, 2020
As Virus Restrictions Eased, Sexual Assault Survivors Accessed Help in Record Numbers

As states have eased restrictions over the last 60 days, a record number of people have sought services from RAINN. A total of 60,437 people received help from RAINN’s victim service programs in May and June, up 18 percent from the same period last year, and the highest number in RAINN’s 26-year...

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