CALCASA and the Partnership Oppose the Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and Support Survivors

In our joint statement with the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (The Partnership) we oppose the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States and reassure our support for survivors and remain unwavering in our commitment to build a more respectful world.   CALCASA & Partnership Oppose the Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh

What is Domestic Violence Awareness Month?

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, this is a time when we focus on the issues that contribute to domestic violence and engage our communities to contribute and renew our commitment to ending domestic violence. Each year our sister organization the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence (The Partnership) holds a month-long campaign focused on [...]

A Hui Hou Kakou (Until we Meet Again)

Tomorrow is my last day as a Training and Technical Assistance Specialist at CALCASA. For the past two years, it has been a joy and honor to serve in the movement to end sexual violence as part of the CALCASA team. As many of you know, I began my work in this movement at UC [...]

Written Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee

John L. Finley, CALCASA's Public Policy Associate, submitted a written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee as part of the confirmation hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States on September 27, 2018. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a survivor of sexual violence, testified in detail her attack at the [...]

CALCASA Supports Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and All Survivors Who Come Forward with Their Story

Time to respect all survivors. Time to challenge people attacking victims of violence. Time to stand up for a fair process that makes sense to someone who has been traumatized. Time to change the conditions that create sexual violence. We thank Dr. Christine Blasey Ford for her courage. We thank Anita Hill and the millions [...]

Let’s Be Creative with Evaluation: Ten Resources to Support Evaluation in Primary Prevention of Sexual Violence

It’s quite the head-scratcher: how do we prove that something didn’t happen? As a public health-oriented preventionist I always have questions about programmatic efficacy and have learned (the hard way) that traditional pre/post surveys and quantitative data collection are not always the most appropriate forms of evaluation. Often, quantitative analyses of programs do not capture the [...]