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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 | April 25, 2012
RAINN Supports Critical Senate Amendment to VAWA That Will Increase Transparency and Efficiency of Rape Kit Testing

Today RAINN announced its strong support for the bipartisan Justice for Victims Amendment.

Latest News | April 24, 2012
DoD Safe Helpline Helps Thousands of Military Service Members

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the service, which provides a lifeline for military survivors worldwide to receive the confidential support they deserve.

Latest News | April 24, 2012
Sen. John Cornyn Discusses the Importance of the SAFER Act

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has just introduced the SAFER Act as an amendment to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in the US Senate.

Latest News | April 01, 2012
R&B Star Rahsaan Patterson Releases New Song to Help Fellow Survivors

Hit recording artist Rahsaan Patterson is releasing a new original song, “Don’t Touch Me,” which will raise money for RAINN.

Latest News | March 27, 2012
97 of Every 100 Rapists Receive No Punishment, RAINN Analysis Shows

Only three out of every 100 rapists will ever spend even a single day in prison, according to a new analysis by RAINN of Justice Department data.

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