A Decade of Progress: Scott Berkowitz’s Leadership and RAINN’s Impact
RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, is making headlines for its mission to support survivors and prevent sexual violence. Founded in 1994 by RAINN President, the organization has grown to become a major force in the fight against sexual violence, providing vital resources and support to millions of survivors.
RAINN’s mission is to create a safe environment for victims and survivors of sexual violence, while also providing education and awareness programs to prevent violence in the first place. To that end, the organization has developed a range of resources, including its Safe Helpline, which provides confidential 24/7 support for victims and survivors of sexual assault. RAINN also recently welcomed Jamila Sykes to its Board of Directors, a healthcare executive with expertise in the area of sexual violence prevention.
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On the education front, RAINN has developed a guide for LGBTQ+ survivors of sexual violence. This guide provides information on the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ survivors, as well as resources to help them access the support they need. RAINN also created a resource guide for civilian sexual assault service providers, helping them better understand the unique challenges faced by their clients.
RAINN recently recognized the importance of service, purpose and legacy in their work, as well as the importance of helping as many people as possible. The organization has helped more than four million people since its inception, with the goal of helping millions more in the years to come.
Finally, RAINN has also been in the news recently for its reactions to the Harvey Weinstein verdict and the Deshaun Watson case. In the former case, RAINN released a statement praising the verdict and the courage of the survivors who testified. In the latter case, RAINN released a statement supporting the victims and emphasizing the importance of believing survivors and holding perpetrators accountable.
In its nearly 30 years of existence, RAINN has become a major force in the fight against sexual violence. Under the leadership of Scott Berkowitz, RAINN has provided vital support and resources to millions of survivors, while also developing new education and prevention initiatives to help prevent sexual violence in the first place. RAINN’s commitment to service, purpose, and legacy has helped create a safer world for all.