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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Feb 19 2021
Partnering with Corrections: MOU Office Hours

This webinar, intended for rape crisis centers, provides tools to initiate a partnership with their local jail with the ultimate goal of developing an MOU and setting up a reliable and sustainable victim services program for survivors behind bars. It is designed for advocates and agencies who are developing a new MOU or negotiating improvements […]

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Feb 11 2021
The Bystander Intervention Mixtape to Prevent Systemic and Intercommunal Violence: Grounding our Work in Empathy, Reconciliation and Racial Justice Activism

As we enter the month of February, there are few better topics to address the intersections of Black History Month and Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month than culturally specific Bystander Intervention.

In the past, the anti-violence movement has done a disservice by treating our work to end racialized violence and sexual/intimate partner violence […]

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Jan 26 2021
Community Collaboration for Comprehensive Campus Sexual Violence Prevention [web conference]

Read the report UC Speaks Up: An Assessment of the Climate for Sexual Violence Prevention, Education, and Response on Three University of California Campuses HERE.

For colleges and universities to effectively address and prevent sexual violence, collaboration with community resources, including local rape crisis centers, is essential. This web […]

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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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Feb 24 2021
The Bystander Mixtape to Prevent Systemic and Intercommunal Violence



The Bystander Mixtape to Prevent Systemic and Intercommunal Violence: Grounding Our work in Empathy, Reconciliation and Racial Justice Activism
January 19th & 21st 2021
Mini-Series Part One – January 18, 2021

Mini-Series Part Two – January 21, 2021

This training will address utilizing an anti-oppression […]

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Dec 16 2020
Podcasting for Social Change

Podcasting for Social Change: Five Steps for Creating Podcasts to Prevent Sexual Violence
December 16th 2020


Podcasting has become an increasingly popular way to receive information, education about social justice issues, and mobilize communities. Participants will learn the basics for making a podcast – from honing the idea in […]

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Dec 14 2020
Talking About the Past to Change the Future

Talking About the Past to Change the Future; Engaging Communities and Preventing Intergenerational Cycles of Abuse Through Storytelling
December 14, 2020

Storytelling and film are an indispensable part of our lives that have a reflective and cathartic effect on their audiences. They have the power to strengthen our ability to […]

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