Thank you, Governor Brown!October 1, 2014 0 comments
Thank you, Governor Brown!
Please join CALCASA in thanking Governor Brown for his leadership on women’s issues and prioritizing survivors of sexual assault.
2014 was a monumental year for CALCASA’s policy agenda and we are thrilled that Governor Brown signed all four pieces of our priority legislation: AB 1517, AB 2545, SB 782, and SB 967.
– AB 1517 establishes time frames for law enforcement and crime laboratories to process and upload DNA evidence into the national evidence. This law will prevent future rape kit backlogs.
– AB 2545 allows California’s active duty military and veterans to access counseling services through the Victim’s Compensation program, regardless if a police report or a report to a superior officer was made. This extends crucial counseling services to survivors of military sexual trauma.
– SB 782 creates a new tax check-off program that will bolster California rape crisis centers with additional funding.
– SB 967 requires California college campuses to develop survivor-centered polices, response programs, and comprehensive prevention strategies in addressing campus sexual violence.
Together, as a coalition, we mobilized to support survivors of military sexual trauma, develop comprehensive campus sexual assault policies, prevent future rape kit backlogs, and develop new funding sources for California’s rape crisis centers.
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