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 [...]

Preventing and Addressing Child Sexual Abuse in Youth Serving Organizations: A Desk Guide for Organizational Leaders

The new report Preventing and Addressing Child Sexual Abuse in Youth Serving Organizations: A Desk Guide for Organizational Leaders provides recommendations for prevention practices in youth serving organizations (YSOs). Many of the best practice standards set by YSOs are often disregarded due to structural and capacity issues which can make a YSO’s culture one where [...]

CALCASA Raises Concerns Around State Actions that Disincentivize Sexual Violence Prevention Work and Endanger Survivor Privacy

Friday, December 18, 2020 Sacramento, CA- The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault raises concerns surrounding the decision to fine Uber $59M for not releasing personally identifiable information of survivors of sexual violence to the California Public Utilities Commission. We commend the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for taking seriously the need to address sexual assault [...]

Trauma-Informed Sex-Education Panel at the National Coalition for Sexual Health – Recording now available!

In September 2020, the National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH) Annual Meeting included a panel on Trauma-Informed Care and Communications. Since the founding of the NCSH, CALCASA has been a member providing input on how promoting sexual health is a crucial component of sexual violence prevention efforts. CALCASA Project Coordinator, Sarah Orton, helped organize the [...]

CALCASA Advocates on the Federal Level through the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

For the past 5 years, CALCASA has been proud to serve on the Steering Committee for the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF).  The NTF is comprised of a large coalition of national advocacy groups and experts focused on the development, passage, and implementation of national policy to address sexual assault, [...]

Sexual Violence Prevention During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Adapting in an Ever-Changing Landscape

Join the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and PreventConnect for a series of web conferences addressing how the novel coronavirus pandemic has impacted sexual violence prevention, how new and constantly changing circumstances relate to sexual violence prevention, and what adaptations people are implementing or planning. These web conferences will address both current, pressing needs for [...]

#GivingTuesday 2020: Together We Give to Prevent and End Sexual Violence

Paypal On December 1, 2020, the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Giving Tuesday promotes collective action in the spirit of giving on one day – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States. Thanksgiving- and the act of giving- means different things this year. [...]

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