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Latest News| Jul 8, 2019

Rape Kit Law at Risk of Expiring Unless Congress Acts

The federal law that helps state crime labs test tens of thousands of rape kits every year, the Debbie Smith Act, will expire this fall unless Congress acts to renew it. Since 2005, there have been more than 455,000 matches of crime scene evidence to offenders’ DNA. Of these matches, 42 percent—more than four out of every 10—are the result of testing made possible by Debbie Smith Act grants.

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Jul 08, 2019

Closer Look: RAINN’s Victim Services Programs

In honor of RAINN’s 25th anniversary, each month we’ll be taking a closer look at the people and programs that are essential in our work to help survivors today and every day. This month, we’re shining a spotlight on RAINN’s victim services team.

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Jul 08, 2019

NLC Member Highlight: Peter Church

Each month, RAINN features a member of its National Leadership Council (NLC). 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 longtime supporter, Peter Church.

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May 03, 2019

Trauma and Mental Health

Millions of Americans and their families feel the effects of trauma on mental health each year, and a portion of those people are survivors of sexual violence. Mental Health Awareness Month this May is a time to reflect on how to support those in your life who experience difficulties with mental health, reduce stigma around seeking treatment, and advocate for equal access to care.

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Latest News | February 16, 2013
RAINN Collaborates with FOX Hit Show Bones

FOX’s hit crime show, Bones, has collaborated with RAINN for its episode airing Monday, February 18. The show’s storyline involves drug-facilitated sexual assault.

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 10, 2012
RAINN Honors Sen. Cornyn, Sen. Bennet and Rep. Poe with the Crime Fighter Award

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has been awarded RAINN’s Crime Fighter Award, in recognition of his leadership in the fight against sexual violence.

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.

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