Our Mission

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) provides leadership, vision and resources to rape crisis centers, individuals and other entities committed to ending sexual violence.


Jun 2 2020
CALCASA Stands in Solidarity with Racial Justice Advocates: Criminalization will NOT end Sexual Violence

The fight to end sexual violence in the United States has always also required a concurrent fight against racism.  Prejudice and discrimination on the basis of both sex and race are woven together in the issue of sexual violence, and so we cannot effectively combat one without combatting the other.  As the nation grapples with […]

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Jul 9 2020
CALCASA in Alliance with Sexual and Domestic Violence Coalitions Across the Country

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault has joined 45 other state sexual and domestic violence coalitions across the country to reaffirm its commitment to dismantling the same structures that have harmed and continue to harm our Black, Indigenous and People of Color community members.

As part of CALCASA’s values and strategic approach, we are committed […]

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Jun 23 2020
Small Victory! Gov. Newsom to Include Sexual and Domestic Violence Funding in the Final Budget

A small win today, yet we still have work to do. 

As we mentioned last week, the legislature and Governor had the very difficult task of agreeing on a budget amidst a financial crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that these decisions were likely to affect our ongoing asks related to sexual and […]

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Jun 16 2020
Urge Gov. Newsom to Sign Final Budget!

The State of California’s budget situation has been in terrible shape since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, despite nearly a decade of extraordinary fiscal prudence that resulted in consecutive years of budget surpluses.  Together with the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, CALCASA began this year optimistic about our prospects for increased, ongoing funding […]

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Mar 28 2015
Shifting Boundaries: Lessons on Relationships for Students in Middle School: A Training Workshop
Shifting Bounaries: lesson on relationships for studenrts in middle school

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) are pleased to offer this special training to support local community based organizations in their sexual violence prevention efforts. The focus of this training is for those organizations working in the middle school setting. There is no registration cost to […]

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Oct 1 2013
Materials from August 27, 2013 CDPH Pre-conference training institute


On Tuesday August 27, 2013 Alexis Marbach from the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence led a training for California RPE grantees. The training, entitled “Logic Models for Prevention Programming II” explored the basics of creating logic models for prevention programming. The materials from that training can be found here:


PowerPoint slides

Training […]

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Jul 27 2020
Confidentiality and Mandated Reporting 2-Part Web Conference Series



Part 1 – Tuesday, August 18th 2020 – 10:00am-12:00PM Pacific Time | Register
Part 2 – Thursday, August 20th 2020 -10:00am-12:00PM Pacific Time | Register

**These web conferences are intended for advocates at sexual assault agencies funded by Cal OES Rape Crisis Center grants.
CLOSED CAPTIONING will be available for all these web conferences. 

Overview: […]

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Jul 27 2020
TransForming The World: Best Practices in Service Delivery for Trans/GNC Populations


TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2020 **
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific Time
If the link does not work, copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpcuCurTIoHtcs2S87OvMGUdj_ytZmmTJD

**This web conference is intended for advocates at sexual assault agencies funded by Cal OES Rape Crisis Center grants.


Trans/GNC communities experience sexual violence at alarmingly […]

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Jul 15 2020
Trauma-Informed Interviewing Basics and Practice for Campus Law Enforcement

THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2020 **
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time
If the link does not work, copy and paste the following link into your browser: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMufu2ppj0oGtXRJtYm9bqhCqUQWhB4qJqc

Learning Objectives: 

At the end of the web conference, participants will be able to:

Understand key differences between the criminal justice system and campus conduct systems under the […]

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