Providing Rape Crisis Services to Survivors in County Jails

11/19/19 This webinar was developed to train victim advocates at rape crisis centers who will provide emotional support services to incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse and sexual harassment in county jails. The webinar provides useful information about how jails differ from prisons and delves into how women and people with mental illness make up an [...]

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The annual international campaign, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, begins today and runs until December 10. The dates of the campaign were specifically chosen to link violence against women and human rights -- November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and December 10 is Human Rights Day. [...]

Teaming Up: Power of Sport and Public Health

This week, CALCASA attended the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia to share how sport is an important part of the solution to end sexual violence. In a session on Monday entitled “Sport as a platform to advance a culture of prevention,” Director of Prevention David Lee discussed the power of sport [...]

Unifying Community & Systems Series: Faith-Based Communities and Prison Systems

Rural areas by definition are low in population and in services for survivors of sexual violence. This webinar will feature a community expert, Shayla Ashmore, Child Therapist at Lassen Family Services and member of the faith pilot program in Susanville, California. Guided by her experience and insights from working in a rural community, Shayla Ashmore [...]

Bold Moves. Equity Now. 2020 National Sexual Assault Conference Theme Announced

"Bold Moves. Equity Now" was announced today as the theme of the 2020 National Sexual Assault Conference.  NSAC will take place in Anaheim, CA on September 2-4, 2020. The Call for Proposals to submit a proposed workshop is open until December 23, 2019.  Conference registration will open in April 2020. The National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) [...]

YA BASTA: Governor Newsom Signs AB 547

VICTORY! ¡VICTORIA PARA LAS PROMOTORAS! This weekend, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the CALCASA-sponsored Assembly Bill 547, authored by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D - San Diego).  AB 547 will finally enable janitorial workers who are survivors of rape on the night shift to conduct their own sexual violence prevention trainings.  This worker-centered, survivor-centered law is [...]