Working with Incarcerated Survivors with Disabilities

08/24/17 People with disabilities are drastically overrepresented in U.S. prisons and jails. Often perceived as vulnerable, these people face a heightened risk of sexual victimization while incarcerated. This webinar provides advocates with information around how a disability can put an individual at risk for being sexually victimized, and assists advocates in developing their advocacy skills [...]

Understanding Corrections Culture

10/19/17 This webinar is a free-ranging and in-depth discussion between Liliana Olvera-Arbon and Tom Faust, former Director of the Washington D.C. Department of Corrections. Tom is a corrections officer of national standing, with a commitment to ensuring the safety of those who are incarcerated. His inside perspective, gained over a career in corrections leadership, provides [...]

CA Advancing PREA: CDCR Conservation Camp

This online module is intended to serve as an introduction to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's conservation camps program. This training was designed for victim advocates at CA rape crisis centers who have an MOU with a CDCR institution in their service area that operates one or more of these conservation camps. Although [...]

Sustaining Our Services, Sustaining Ourselves

Rape crisis center advocates wear many hats and take on many roles. They typically identify the needs of those who are underrepresented in hopes that they can facilitate all of the items of their checklists of needs. Sustaining Our Services, Sustaining Ourselves was developed as a tool to begin the conversation regarding the sustainability of [...]

New Study Shows High Prevalence of Sexual Harassment and Assault In California – We Need to Invest In Prevention

Together with San Diego School of Medicine’s Center for Gender Equity and Health (GEH), CALCASA is pleased to release a new report Measuring #MeToo in California. This new report shows that sexual harassment and assault are widespread problems in California and that a robust investment in preventing sexual violence is desperately needed. This study marks the first [...]

The Advancing PREA Team Introduces the Access for All: A Guide for Serving Incarcerated

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) and Just Detention International (JDI) are pleased to announce the arrival of a new toolkit specifically for victim advocates!  Access for All: A Guide for Serving Incarcerated Survivors is a product of the CA Advancing PREA Project, funded by the Office of Emergency Services. The project allows CALCASA and JDI the unique [...]