Amidst COVID-19, CA Rape Crisis Centers Still Support Survivors

Sacramento, CA - As Californians adapt to an ongoing state of emergency, and health officials across the globe mitigate the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and all rape crisis centers in California continue to support survivors of sexual violence.  We are making adjustments to ensure the safety of both survivors [...]

Weinstein is just one case, we have work to do

Earlier today, Harvey Weinstein was found guilty on two counts of felony sex crimes and rape and sentenced to twenty three years in prison. With further indictments coming down the line, including from Los Angeles, we should expect further media coverage of this case. Yet, this is just one man. This case demonstrates the need [...]

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 [...]

Federal Court Blocked Implementation of Department of Homeland Security Public Charge Rule

On September 10, 2019 CALCASA joined an amicus brief supporting one of a growing number of lawsuits aimed at blocking implementation of the administration’s harmful public charge rule. UPDATE A federal court has blocked implementation of DHS’s public charge regulation preventing it from taking effect on October 15. This rule would have made it much more challenging for [...]

Unifying Community Systems Web Conference

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM   REGISTER HERE Rural areas by definition are low in population and in services for survivors of sexual violence. This web conference will feature a community expert, Shayla Ashmoore, Child Therapist at Lassen Family Services and member of the faith pilot program in Susanville, California. Guided by [...]

Empowering Communities Through Prevention

This blog was authored by Rubi Gutierrez Prevention Educator, YWCA- Silicon Valley I began prevention work at Fresno’s Juvenile Justice Campus as a counseling volunteer, where we helped incarcerated youth finish high school through tutoring and mentoring and find jobs. It was there that I was trained on facilitating a curriculum called Safe Dates—and found [...]

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