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 [...]

The Next Generation of Anti-Violence Advocates

This blog was authored by Nadia Charles, President of Jenesse Center’s Jeneration J I started volunteering at Jenesse Center six years ago, at the M. Sue Frazier Summer Camp, Jenesse’s signature summer program for the children that reside in their shelter program. I had the fortune of working with children of all ages. I immediately noticed that [...]

Meeting Incarcerated Youth Where They’re At

This blog was authored by Sarah Diamond, Lead Prevention & Community Engagement Specialist at the Center for Community Solutions. During my interview to work at the Center for Community Solutions (CCS), my to-be-supervisor shared that they worked with youth in detention and asked if that was something I’d be interested in doing if I was hired [...]

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