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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Jan 7 2021
Preventing and Addressing Child Sexual Abuse in Youth Serving Organizations: A Desk Guide for Organizational Leaders

The new report Preventing and Addressing Child Sexual Abuse in Youth Serving Organizations: A Desk Guide for Organizational Leaders provides recommendations for prevention practices in youth serving organizations (YSOs). Many of the best practice standards set by YSOs are often disregarded due to structural and capacity issues which can make a YSO’s culture one where […]

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Dec 18 2020
CALCASA Raises Concerns Around State Actions that Disincentivize Sexual Violence Prevention Work and Endanger Survivor Privacy

Friday, December 18, 2020 Sacramento, CA- The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault raises concerns surrounding the decision to fine Uber $59M for not releasing personally identifiable information of survivors of sexual violence to the California Public Utilities Commission.

We commend the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for taking seriously the need to address sexual assault […]

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Dec 10 2020
Trauma-Informed Sex-Education Panel at the National Coalition for Sexual Health – Recording now available!

In September 2020, the National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH) Annual Meeting included a panel on Trauma-Informed Care and Communications. Since the founding of the NCSH, CALCASA has been a member providing input on how promoting sexual health is a crucial component of sexual violence prevention efforts.

CALCASA Project Coordinator, Sarah Orton, helped organize the […]

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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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Aug 24 2020
Web Conference Series: “Seeing Survivors in Familiar Spaces: Building Sexual Assault Awareness For Everyone”





These web conferences are designed for community based organizations (i.e. schools, faith based, recovery programs, etc.) seeking to build their capacity to address sexual assault among their service populations, and who want to work more collaboratively with their local sexual assault agencies.

CLOSED CAPTIONING will be available for all these […]

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Aug 13 2020
Protected: Restorative Justice: Exploring Alternative Ways of Achieving Justice for Sexual Assault Survivors in the Criminal Justice System, in Schools, and in the Workplace.
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Jul 27 2020
Protected: Confidentiality and Mandated Reporting 2-Part Web Conference Series
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