Cyber Civil Rights Initiative

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The Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI) is a non-profit organization founded by Holly Jacobs in 2012. The organization offers services to victims of cyberbullying and cyber harassment through its crisis helpline. They have compiled resources to help victims of cybercrimes in America and Internationally. CCRI's resources includes a list of Frequently Asked Questions, an online image removal guide, a roster of attorneys who may be able to offer low- or pro-bono legal assistance, and a list of the laws related to nonconsensual pornography and related laws.

CCRI publishes reports on nonconsensual pornography, engages in advocacy work as well as tech policy. CCRI offers expert advice to tech industry leaders such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google regarding their policies against nonconsensual pornography. CCRI is the lead educator in the United States on subject matter related to nonconsensual pornography, recorded sexual assault, and sextortion. 


Holly Jacobs is the founder, president, and executive director of CCRI.[1]

Professor Mary Anne Franks is the Vice-President and Legislative and Tech Policy Director of CCRI.[2][3]


  1. ^ "MDFAWL Helps End Revenge Porn". Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Miami-Dade Chapter. Retrieved 6 July 2015.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Mary Anne Franks".
  3. ^ Franks, Mary Anne (22 June 2015). "How to Defeat 'Revenge Porn': First, Recognize It's About Privacy, Not Revenge". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 7 July 2015.

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