California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) and Break the Cycle (BTC) presented the webinar, Cyberstalking & Misuse of Technology in Teen Dating Violence: Strategies for Criminal Justice Professionals. The webinar: Explored the scope of gender-based cyber violence; Examined the most common technologies used to perpetrate these crimes; Identified strategic practices to effectively support young victims. Participants [...]

New Public Policy Associate at CALCASA

It’s been three weeks since my first day at CALCASA, and I can literally feel the energy of my coworkers who want to help people. I guess it could be my excitement around starting at a new job, but I’m certain that’s not what it is. Every hour of the day I am learning new [...]

CDPH’s Violence Prevention Initiative Releases “The Role of Public Health” Report

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) launched the “Violence Prevention Initiative” in 2015, as an effort to bring prevention to the forefront of health promotion in California. Last week, the Violence Prevention Initiative released a report on the importance of prioritizing prevention and addressing violence as a public health issue . The long-term and [...]

Denim Day at West Campus High School

In 2011, I shared a message about the importance of discussing sexual assault not only communities but, especially at home.I also included my daughter, Eleni's story of her experiences at school when she was 10 years old. That experience made her understand the value of educating and bringing awareness to her peers about what constitutes [...]

Survey Results Just Released: 2017 Advocate and Legal Service Survey Regarding Immigrant Survivors

The Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (APIGBV), ASISTA, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network, National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV), National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH), National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), and Tahirih Justice Center – working to end domestic violence and sexual assault just released the results of the 2017 Advocate [...]

Be a Movement Maker to end violence against women and girls

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Applications are now open to apply to join the 4th cohort of Move to End Violence Movement Makers.  As I recently completed my life-changing experience as a member of the third cohort of Movement Makers, I strongly encourage people committed to ending sexual violence and domestic violence to apply for this opportunity.  By bringing together [...]