RAINN means Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network and is dedicated to eliminating sexual violence in America. RAINN creates and supports programs to help end sexual violence.
RAINN Programs include:
- Sexual Assault Training Program (SATP): A nationwide training program focused on increasing the number of American law enforcement and first responders who receive training in recognizing, investigating, and prosecuting sexual assault crimes.
- The Online CrisisAuction: RAINN provides the system needed to empower survivors of rape, incest, and sexual assault by providing them with an online auction house.
- The National Sexual Assault Hotline: – provides a free, confidential, and anonymous service to people of all ages who have been sexually assaulted and to friends, family members, or other loved ones who may be concerned about them.
- Peer-to-Peer Sexual Abuse Prevention (P4P): – this interactive national campaign uses cutting-edge technology and community organizing to raise awareness about the warning signs of sexual abuse and promote intervention.
- Birth Certificate Reform: – a campaign designed to get rid of the criminal history created by having to register a sex offender or Megan’s Law designation from the sex offender registry through working with local legislators.
Goals Of RAINN
(1). Increase the number of law enforcement and first responders who receive training in recognizing, investigating, and prosecuting sexual assault crimes.
(2). Eliminate the criminal history created by having to register a sex offender or Megan’s Law designation from the sex offender registry.
Achievements Of RAINN
In 2012, the United States Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network became an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. RAINN also received 501(c)(3) status in 2013, the first time a national sexual assault organization has been granted this status. RAINN was the first national sexual assault organization federally registered as a 501(c)(3) charity.
RAINN’s work is not limited to its main website (rainn.org). The organization has created several online outlets to raise awareness of the issue.
In 2004, RAINN launched its anonymous online crisis line—the National Sexual Assault Hotline (NSAL). To help survivors of sexual assault who are reluctant to reach out to law enforcement, NSAL offers a free and confidential service to survivors in any state. The hotline also collaborates with other organizations that provide resources for sexual assault survivors.
RAINN launched its online presence in 2014 by launching a new website. The site provides users with crucial information regarding sexual assault and rape, including facts about what happens when someone is raped, how to get help for a survivor of sexual assault or rape, and how to donate to the nonprofit.
The organization, also known as 1in6, is an organization that operates as the nation’s largest funder of male sexual abuse prevention programs in the United States.