Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2018 Invest In Prevention

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) is excited to partner with public officials, college campuses, law enforcement, victim advocates and communities across California to raise awareness. Over the past year, we have witnessed sexual assault receive national attention through the #MeToo movement and #TimesUp. Survivors who [...]

We Pay the Cost of Every Sexual Assault in California, and it’s $140 Billion a Year

We’ve heard the individual stories, tagged #MeToo and #TimesUp on social media. But what about the collective cost of sexual assault? Research we published last month shows that the annual cost of sexual violence in California is $140 billion. Statewide, every prevented rape of an adult could save up to $163,800 and every prevented rape or sexual [...]

The Cost of Sexual Violence is High, Invest in Prevention

The Cost and Consequences of Sexual Violence in California was commissioned by the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) in an effort to create greater comprehension of the physical, emotional, social, and economic impact of rape and sexual assault upon California taxpayers. Families, friends, partners, neighbors, and co-workers know first hand the time and resources [...]

Time to Focus on the Prevention of Sexual Assault and Harassment

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) applauds the entertainment industry leadership for its contribution to the fight to end sexual violence with the Time’s Up initiative. The January 1, 2018 announcement of the Time’s Up initiative is a multifaceted approach that includes legal aid, information and education, and a pledge to work in solidarity [...]

¡Ya Basta! – Honoring Workers this Labor Day by Collaborating to Address Workplace Sexual Violence Every Day

Sexual harassment and sexual violence occur in the workplace at an alarming rate, and at some work sites, the level of isolation and barriers to reporting are extreme, creating a perfect environment for exploitation and abuse. The 2015 documentary by the Center for Investigative Reporting and its partners, “Rape on the Night Shift,” highlighted the [...]

LA Daily News Agrees That CA Sex Offender Registry Needs Reform

CALCASA applauds the LA Daily News for its thoughtful editorial in support of SB 421. CALCASA is a sponsor of SB 421 because sexual assault survivors, their families, and our communities have been negatively impacted by California’s lifetime sex offender registry. “By establishing a tiered sex offender registry, low-risk and non-violent offenders have a pathway [...]

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