Preventing Sexual Assault
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
Established in 1994
Mission Statement: RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
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RAINN’s telephone and online hotlines have helped more than 2.5 million survivors.
Their victim services programs helped 195,162 survivors of sexual violence in 2017.
Every year, more than 130 million Americans are exposed to RAINN’s media messages. They have provided information and interviews to ABC, the New York Times, the Washington Post, TIME, MTV News, CBS, NPR, USA Today, and hundreds of more news outlets.
In 2017, RAINN spearheaded and led a coalition of more than 100 national, state, and local groups to pass the Justice for All Reauthorization Act, which has increased the use of DNA and helped solve thousands of open rape cases; enhanced victims’ rights; and expanded access to sexual assault nurse examiners.
The Speakers Bureau is a network of more than 1,950 survivors who volunteer to share their stories with local communities and the media.
How RAINN is making a difference
RAINN takes a victim-centered, trauma-informed approach to develop programs and services that support survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones. The 24/7 National Sexual Assault Hotline, Department of Defense Safe Helpline, and provided training services for companies and organizations with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service provider partners are examples of victim support provided by RAINN.
RAINN’s communications experts raise the visibility of sexual violence and advance the public’s understanding of the crime. They work with the media, entertainment industry, and colleges across the country to provide accurate information about sexual violence prevention, prosecution, and recovery.
RAINN’s policy team works at the federal and state level to improve the criminal justice system, prevent sexual assault, and ensure justice for survivors. They create and advocate for laws, update the database containing sexual violence laws across the nation, lead the national effort to end the rape kit backlog, and work with the Departments of Justice, Education, and Health & Human Services.
RAINN’s hotline services, consulting, program assessments, and education and training prepare organizations to effectively provide education about sexual violence and to respond to incidents in a way that facilitates healing and promotes safe and healthy communities.