How to prevent sexual harassment and violence before it happens

CALCASA's Director of Prevention David S. Lee. is the co-author of the op-ed  that came out on Sunday, November 5 in the Sacramento Bee. This piece was written with Lisa Fujie Parks the Associate Program Director at Prevention Institute in response to the current media focus on sexual harassment and violence in the workplace. Read the [...]

End Sexual Harassment with Proponents for Change

In light of the recent attention and responses of sexual harassment from the press and key figures in Hollywood, we need to draw our attention and action to change the culture of the industry and our society that allows for any form of sexual violence to exist. Sexual harassment is a form of sexual violence [...]

New Law Reforming California’s Sex Offender Registry is a Great First Step

Below is a joint Statement by Sandra Henriquez, Executive Director of CALCASA and Nicole Pittman, Vice President of Impact Justice, Director of Center on Youth Registration Reform   New Law Reforming California’s Sex Offender Registry is a Great First Step  Advocacy groups call to keep moving to fully eliminate the policy of placing kids on [...]

Sex Offender Registry Reform Signed by Governor Brown

Governor Jerry Brown has signed SB 384 (Weiner) into law, which marks an important success in legislation for CALCASA and the movement to end sexual violence. The new law promotes better measures for public safety, better practices in allocating resources, and centers survivors voices in the need for offender rehabilitation and a system that promotes [...]

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 [...]