Our mission is to advocate for technological, social, and legal innovation to fight online abuse. Our first campaign, End Revenge Porn, provides support and advocacy for victims of nonconsensual pornography (NCP), commonly referred to as "revenge porn." NCP is defined as the distribution of sexually graphic images of individuals without their consent.
Dr. Holly Jacobs speaks about nonconsensual pornography at the Tyler Clementi Internet Safety Conference.
A chart outlining the options that a victim of NCP has.
Our first [shared] office space at the Miami Entrepreneurship Center in summer 2015.
The first day in our shared office space at the Miami Entrepreneurship Center. (Summer 2015)
One of our CCRI Crisis Helpline counselors is interviewed for a documentary about the online harassment of women.
CCRI provides emotional support, technical advice, referrals, and information to victims of NCP. Victims reach out to CCRI through the Helpline or one of our websites to receive support from a counselor or victim advocate. CCRI also provides educational material and resources to victims and the general public through our websites and social media accounts.
Public Education and Awareness
CCRI works to raise awareness and educate the public on NCP. In addition to posting information about NCP (e.g., applicable laws, resources for victims, blog posts, infographics) on our websites, CCRI's board members and the Executive Director, Dr. Holly Jacobs, give presentations about NCP at universities and conferences, participate in media interviews, and write op-eds for such media outlets as The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and The Huffington Post.
Tech Outreach and Consulting
CCRI works closely with tech industry leaders such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google regarding their policies against online harassment and NCP. CCRI encourages these companies to develop design-based solutions to NCP and other forms of online abuse and educates them on these issues.
Legislative Support and Legal Research
In order to prevent NCP from happening to others in the future, CCRI supports the implementation of strong, finely-tailored laws against NCP that respect freedom of speech. CCRI provides consultative research support to legislators and their staff while they are drafting legislation. CCRI's coverage in the media drives legislators to reach out to CCRI for input on their bills. Other times, constituents who have read our 'Educate Lawmakers' page urge their legislators to pass a law against NCP in their state, who then reach out to CCRI for input on legislative drafts. This demand-driven approach ensures that lawmakers know that a NCP law matters to their voters and is not just the soapbox of another non-profit.