The Trauma of Detention

Being locked up can be a traumatizing experience — especially for survivors of sexual abuse. In this webinar, we look at how incarceration itself can trigger extreme distress due to the loss of bodily autonomy and the isolation from loved ones. The webinar also touches on the inadequacy of correctional health care and the failure of many [...]

Providing Rape Crisis Services to Incarcerated Survivors with Mental Illness

    This webinar, intended for rape crisis counselors, provides an overview of the prevalence of mental illness in US detention facilities, reveals the inadequacy of mental health care provided by jails and prisons, and lays out best practices for advocates who provide rape crisis services to incarcerated survivors who have a mental illness. Handouts: Slides [...]

CALCASA Welcomes Opportunity to Engage with New Biden-Harris Administration to Prevent and End Sexual Violence

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault is committed to preventing and ending sexual violence in all of its forms. We welcome the opportunity to work alongside the President and Vice President Elect to take the necessary steps to make our country a more responsive and restorative space for those who have experienced the effects of [...]

Providing Rape Crisis Services to Incarcerated Survivors

This webinar is a continuation of Setting Up Rape Crisis Services for Incarcerated Survivors. It is designed for advocates and agencies who have completed internal preparations and are ready to begin providing rape crisis services to incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse. It provides guidance for advocates in how to best provide emotional support services to [...]

Setting up Rape Crisis Services for Incarcerated Survivors

This webinar is designed for advocates and agencies who are preparing to provide rape crisis services to incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse. It includes an overview of detention in the United States and the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), as well as guidance for fostering partnerships with corrections staff and creating internal protocols for the [...]

Small Victory! Gov. Newsom to Include Sexual and Domestic Violence Funding in the Final Budget

A small win today, yet we still have work to do.  As we mentioned last week, the legislature and Governor had the very difficult task of agreeing on a budget amidst a financial crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that these decisions were likely to affect our ongoing asks related to sexual and [...]

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