There is still time to support rape crisis centers

Over the past year, CALCASA has worked to create new and diverse funding streams for our member programs and to support local rape crisis centers the the survivors they serve - the CA Says NO MORE license plate and a voluntary contribution on the State tax return. CALCASA has new graphics for you to use [...]

Ya Basta!: Activism on the Night Shift

Ya Basta! “Enough is Enough” is the phrase I kept hearing. It wasn’t the first time I’d heard it, but it was the first time I felt it.   Hearing Leticia, a janitorial worker, share her story of being raped by her supervisor was powerful and emotional. Her daughter stood by her side in tears, [...]

2-Part CalVCP Training July 14 & 28 – Register Now!

We hope you will join us for a FREE 2-part California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP) training for sexual assault advocates scheduled for July 14 & 28, 10am-11:30am at the VCGCB office in Sacramento. For those who can't attend in-person, the training will be livestreamed on YouTube. For more information about this training, and to register, visit [...]

Today, We’ll Change Tomorrow

  Yesterday, PreventConnect and CALCASA staff had the opportunity to attend the White House Summit on the United State of Women. The first-ever White House sponsored summit on gender equality was framed around five pillars including violence against women, health and wellness, economic empowerment, entrepreneurship and innovation, and educational opportunity, leadership and civic engagement. The day [...]

CALCASA Attends CA Child Welfare Council’s CSEC Action Team Meeting

Last week, CALCASA staff Adrienne Spires and Jeannette Page attended the California Child Welfare Council's quarterly meeting in Sacramento. Established by law in 2006, the CWC's purpose is to improve and streamline the components of the child welfare system throughout the state and, ultimately, create better outcomes for youth. The CWC consists of representatives from [...]

This is how we shift cultural norms to end rape culture.

All of us are reading the headlines in the news and seeing messages on social media with the recent rape conviction and 6 month jail term for former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, the subsequent release of the powerful words in the survivor's letter to the court about the sentencing, and the letter from Turner's [...]