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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 | November 01, 2012
Facebook Selects RAINN for New Charity Platform

There’s a new way to help survivors of sexual violence, and it’s as simple as saying “Happy birthday,” “Congratulations,” or “Thinking of You” on Facebook!

Latest News | November 01, 2012
FBI: Forcible Rape Reports Down 2.5 Percent in 2011

According to a new report from the FBI, the number of forcible rapes reported to law enforcement declined in 2011 from the prior year.

Latest News | October 08, 2012
RAINN Statement on Sandusky Sentencing

Since the Sandusky story first broke, usage of RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Online Hotline has increased 47%, as thousands of survivors have come forward for the first time

Latest News | September 22, 2012
Celebrate Hope with RAINN & gorjana!

Actress KaDee Strickland from Private Practice collaborated with gorjana to create an exclusive piece of jewelry supporting RAINN!

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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