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 [...]

Asistencia de Ayuda Por Desastre (COVID-19) Para Inmigrantes

Debido a la continuidad de la pandemia en los Estados Unidos CALCASA sigue abogando por las necesidades de los sobrevivientes de asalto sexual durante estos tiempos de incertidumbre. CALCASA reconoce las necesidades de las personas inmigrantes y pone a su disposición los siguientes recursos disponibles en el estado de California. En respuesta al brote de [...]

Title IX: CALCASA prioritizes safety and equal access to education

Last week, the federal Department of Education led by Secretary Betsy DeVos released its final Title IX rule governing schools’ responses to sexual harassment and assault that will roll back critical civil rights protections for survivors.  The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault is disappointed and concerned by the Department’s choice to abandon survivors, and is [...]

CA May Budget Revision Leaves Out Critical Prevention Funding for Rape Crisis Centers

Yesterday, Governor Newsom released his May Revise, which attempted to meet the impossible task of budgeting for a $54 billion deficit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Partnership and CALCASA responded with a statement that addressed each of our budget requests. We’ve included the key points below: There was no allocation for sexual and domestic violence [...]

Sharing Your Resources

The web is saturated with so much content. Sharing links and short descriptions about your resources and events can be enough, but we live in a visual world. One way you can make your content stand out or be more memorable is by creating images that support your content. You can use tools that you [...]

#BoldMoves for Mental Health Awareness Month: Self-Care and Collective Healing

Every April, I enthusiastically participate in events and activities to commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month. For sexual violence advocates and preventionists, April provides us with the space to bring awareness to issues like the 10th International Anti-Street Harassment Week, Child Abuse Prevention Month, National Youth Violence Prevention Week (April 3-7) and National Crime Victims’ Rights [...]

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