In August 2012, after struggling and hiding for three years as a victim of nonconsensual pornography (NCP), Holly Jacobs, Ph.D., began the End Revenge Porn (ERP) campaign. Initially launched as a website that collected signatures in favor of criminalizing NCP, ERP eventually grew into a hub where victims could get information about NCP, receive support from other victims and advocates, be referred to pro- or low- bono services to help them regain control of their search results and lives, and support the passage of legislation against NCP.
In August 2013, one year after ERP’s inception, Dr. Jacobs optimized the work she had achieved through ERP and formally incorporated it into Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI). Today, CCRI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving thousands of victims around the world and advocating for technological, social, and legal innovation to fight online abuse.
To read more about Holly Jacobs’ personal and professional background, please view her biography on this website. External profiles written about CCRI’s founder can be found in a number of noteworthy publications, including The New York Times and The Daily Dot.