Sustaining and Expanding Services

Each year, RAINN works closely with allied stakeholders, Members of Congress, administration officials, and others to secure and expand funding for critical programs and services.

Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse

All survivors of sexual violence, children and mothers alike, should be able to live without fear of future harm.

Legal Role of Consent

The legal definitions for terms like rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse vary from state to state. Consent often plays an important role in determining whether an act is legally considered a crime.

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