The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. Inside, you'll find statistics, counseling resources, prevention tips, news and more.

One of "America's 100 Best Charities" (Worth magazine 12/01)

Dear Ignatius:

Thank you for your recent contribution. Your support makes it possible for us to continue operating the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE and to complete extensive education & outreach programs to prevent sexual assault, enhance services to victims and improve the like hood that rapists will be brought to justice.

Since 1994, RAINN has touched the lives of millions of Americans.

· To date, more than 600,000 American have received free, confidential counseling through the National Sexual Assault Hotline.

· Additionally, more than 120 million Americans each year receive vital information about sexual assault prevention, prosecution and recovery, thanks to RAINN’s public service ads, curriculum programs, one-on one outreach and close cooperation with media. Innovative partnerships allow RAINN to maximize public education while minimizing costs.

Still, there is much work to do. According to data from the U.S. Department of Justice, only one rape in twenty results in a jail sentence. And, due to the tight local law enforcement budgets, DNA evidence from 350,000 rape cases is sitting, untouched, on shelves awaiting analysis. As the evidence sits, rapists roam free. RAINN is working hard on both these issues.

RAINN receives no government funding; we rely entirely on contributions like yours. More than 87 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to helping victims of sexual assaults, making RAINN one of the most efficient non-profit organizations in America. And, it’s one of the reasons Worth Magazine selected RAINN as one of “Americas 100 Best Charities” (12/01).

Please know that every day your contribution is making a difference in the lives of thousands of people. Thank you again.

Scott Berkowitz
President & Founder

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