New momentum for promoting safe relationships through supportive, equitable community environments in California

This is a guest blog post by Lisa Fujie Parks of Prevention Institute.  PreventConnect’s David Lee participated in a September 2017 gathering of domestic violence and sexual violence prevention advocates and representatives from the public health, housing, and community development sectors. The meeting included partners from 4 California communities along with state partner organizations. The gathering [...]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2018

In October the Golden state turns purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). CALCASA strongly believes we can not end Violence Against Women unless both the Sexual Assault and the Domestic Violence fields work together.  In CALCASA’s 2013 report Reciprocal Advancement we highlight the intentional linking of both fields to bolster resources, support and leverage [...]

Raliance releases 2017 Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation: A progress report for the United States

This post was originally published on PreventConnect Raliance is working toward ending sexual violence in one generation. While this may seem aspirational, profound changes toward this vision are taking place in our culture. To document and benchmark these changes, Raliance released today its latest report documenting the state of sexual violence in the U.S. The report [...]

CALCASA Stands in Solidarity with the March for Black Women

I am happy to share CALCASA’s support for the March for Black Women that is set for September 30, 2017 in Washington D.C. and declare that we stand in solidarity with the Black Women’s Blueprint, Inc., a key organizer in the movement. The March for Black Women is embracing the strength of black women “in [...]

CALCASA Stands with Raliance for an Education Free From Sexual Violence

Friday the United States Department of Education issued interim guidelines regarding Title IX. CALCASA stands with national partners in our commitment to preventing and ending sexual violence. Below is a statement from RALIANCE in response to the Title IX updates. Here is a link to the Raliance statement on their website. CALCASA is a national [...]

Title IX Update

In light of recent remarks made by Betsy DeVos to overhaul Title IX Guidance on campus sexual assault, CALCASA remains steadfast in its commitment to support survivors of sexual assault and advocate for Title IX enforcement and its protections. The decision to launch a new process to make changes to the Title IX system disregards the [...]