Together with the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, we are proud to share our newly released report Building Bridges to Culturally Informed Prevention: Summary of Findings and Recommendations from the California Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Initiative. This report shares major findings from key informant interviews, a literature scan, and group discussions.  With 19 key informants, Building Bridges to Culturally Informed Prevention offers an in-depth look at culturally informed prevention approaches offering examples directly from the field. Advocates and preventionists can pull ideas and lessons learned from this report to advance their programs and consider new approaches.


Watch the Building Bridges to Culturally Informed Prevention video overview featuring California Partnership to End Domestic Violence’s Jacquie Marroquin, and the California Coalition to End Sexual Assault’s David Lee.

Read the full report

We are excited to announce that through an open competitive process, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) selected CALCASA’s national online project, PreventConnect to continue to serve as the peer-learning platform for a cross-cutting E-Learning Collaborative to build prevention capacity for CDC’s sexual violence and intimate partner violence recipients, and other key stakeholders for the next three years. “CALCASA is proud our national project PreventConnect will continue to advance prevention of sexual and domestic violence. PreventConnect remains committed to creating opportunities to lift up new research, programs, and strategies,” said Sandra Henriquez CALCASA’s Chief Executive Officer.

PreventConnect is always creating opportunities to explore what’s on the horizon.“PreventConnect is the largest online community of people committed to preventing sexual violence and domestic in the nation. Since 2005, over 43,000 people have participated in PreventConnect eLearning and peer learning activities. PreventConnect has conducted more than 250 web conferences and released more than 400 podcasts of prevention practitioners and researchers,” said David Lee, CALCASA’s Director of Prevention.

PreventConnect will work with CDC, RALIANCE and other leading prevention organizations to elevate the voices of prevention practitioners and build connections across sectors. “We are thrilled to continue to offer web conferences and podcasts sharing the voices of prevention practitioners and their stories, and to elevate insights from research that move us toward preventing violence,” says Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez, CALCASA’s Project Manager of PreventConnect.

“We look forward to continuing to build, support, and connect with a community of prevention practitioners and highlight emerging research and innovative prevention strategies from the field,” said Tori VandeLinde, CALCASA’s Training and Technical Assistance Specialist who works directly with PreventConnect

Join us in celebration by visiting our new website. We are excited to introduce you to PreventConnect’s new look.

Last night the Department of Education closed the public comment period on their proposed regulations on Title IX. There was an outpour of comments submitted by advocates and organizations across the nation. Public Policy Associate, John L. Finley,  submitted a response on behalf of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, “Strong Title IX protections are invaluable to the work of preventing sexual violence for young people, who are at an obscenely high risk for experiencing rape or other forms of sexual assault…

CALCASA calls on the Department of Education to immediately withdraw this NPRM and instead focus its energies on vigorously enforcing the Title IX requirements that the Department has relied on for decades, to ensure that schools promptly and effectively respond to sexual assault, harassment and violence.”


Click here to read CALCASA’s full response. 



Uber, in collaboration with NO MORE,  has launched its Stand Up Don’t Stand By.  campaign to “spotlight the important role we all play in looking out for each other’s safety and preventing sexual assault. #DontStandBy” The campaign materials focus on actions that can be taken to contribute to stop sexual assault before it happens. There are messages for friends out on for a night on the town,  nightlife staff, and Uber drivers.


This campaign is initially focused on two nightlife hubs: Las Vegas Nevada, and Los Angeles California. Learn more about the bold moves Uber and NO MORE are making to get everyone involved in a movement to ensure respect, safety, and fun are all a part of going out.

Over the past 3 years, Break the Cycle and CALCASA’s Cyber Abuse Project (CAP) has worked to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills of criminal justice professionals working with youth/young adults at risk for or experiencing tech-facilitated sexual, dating, domestic violence and stalking.

On December 20th, 2019 join us for a webinar featuring lessons learned, the debut of the Cyber Abuse Project (CAP) toolkit, and more on resources, and materials with the broader youth advocacy community.

Register for the webinar here.

For more information including the CAP podcast series and trainings visit :



Are you looking to enhance your professional development?

If so, the Leadership Education and Advancement for Professionals (LEAP) team will provide exclusive training designed to move you forward and strengthen your career in the anti-violence movement.


Learn more about LEAP and what it has to offer. The information session that will be hosted tomorrow will also cover goals, program structure, and the application process.


Find out more.

LEAP Program Information Session 12/11/18