Promoting prevention at the House Armed Services Committee

Today, I gave testimony to the House Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel Hearing titled "Shattered Families, Shattered Service: Taking Military Domestic Violence Out of the Shadows."  I spoke about the need for the armed services to invest in prevention efforts.  Other panelists included courageous survivors telling their personal stories and colleagues from [...]

Unifying Community Systems Web Conference

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM   REGISTER HERE Rural areas by definition are low in population and in services for survivors of sexual violence. This web conference will feature a community expert, Shayla Ashmoore, Child Therapist at Lassen Family Services and member of the faith pilot program in Susanville, California. Guided by [...]

LEAP Program Information Session September 9, 2019

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.   California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) in partnership with Women of Color Network (WOCN, Inc.) has established the Leadership [...]

NCAA’s Athletics Toolkit on preventing sexual assault and interpersonal violence

The NCAA Sport Science Institute recently released the second edition of their sexual violence prevention tool kit “An Athletics Tool Kit for a Healthy and Safe Culture.” This toolkit complements a previous version “Addressing Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence: Athletics’ Role in Support of Healthy and Safe Campuses.” In the past few years, the NCAA (National Collegiate [...]

CALCASA Condemns Violence and Sexual Abuse at the Border

Last week, CALCASA,  joined dozens of anti-sexual violence organizations to speak out against the mistreatment of refugees and immigrants held in detention at the U.S. southern border.   The text of the full statement is below and can be found here.   ANTI-SEXUAL VIOLENCE COALITIONS NATIONWIDE CONDEMN THE MISTREATMENT OF REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS HELD IN [...]

Accompanying Incarcerated Survivors at Forensic Exams

One of the goals of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is to ensure that survivors who are incarcerated receive a level of care that is as close as possible to what is available to those in the outside community. This includes having an advocate to accompany them during the forensic exam following an assault. [...]