RAINN

End the Rape Kit Backlog

Sexual Assault Survivors

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Eliminate the rape kit backlog to give all survivors an equal chance for justice.

About the Organization

RAINN

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.

Learn More: RAINN

Our Goal

Based on public reports, we know that at least 100,000 rape kits have sat, untested, in evidence rooms, warehouses, and the like. These rape kits often contain DNA evidence collected through a sexual assault forensic exam, a medical process where evidence is collected from a victim’s body and clothes. Ask Congress to prioritize funding that helps to eliminate the rape kit backlog, ultimately holding more rapists accountable and giving all victims an equal chance for justice.

Taking Action

Contact Representatives

Your voice matters! Your representatives work for you and are elected to represent your values. When we send contact our legislators, we let them know how they should represent us when making laws and policy decisions.

Share with Friends

We all have influence among family, friends and those we come in contact with daily. When we come from a place of authentic empathy and relay personal stories we have the ability to share our values and shape perceptions. Fake news has met its match.

Create your own event and join End the Rape Kit Backlog

Create your own event and make a difference just by bringing people together and doing the things you love. Whether it's happy hour at a dive bar, a yoga class, or backyard concert, Sameside helps your guestlist find their representatives and take action.

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