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 [...]

Plenary Speakers for 2016 Statewide Conference Announced!

Keynote Speakers for 2016 Statewide Conference  Transformative Conversations to End Sexual Violence These leaders will guide our transformative conversations and help to create a space to dig deep as we use a social justice lens in our movement to end sexual violence. sujatha baliga Director, Restorative Justice Project Vice President, Impact Justice Just Beginnings Fellow Lovisa [...]

Si Se Puede! Pride and inspiration as Denim Day, California Uplifts the Experiences of Marginalized Communities

Written by Sandra Henriquez, Executive Director, CALCASA Inspiration for the Denim Day campaign is rooted in the experiences of sexual assault survivors. Today, as we were joined by over 20 legislators at our state’s Capitol, I felt proud and inspired about the advances we are making in changing attitudes about sexual violence, about the partnerships [...]

Impact of sex offender registration for juvenile sex offenders and their families

CALCASA has long standing partnerships to improve sex offender management in California. We are dedicated to exploring innovations that promote rehabilitation and holistic individual, family and community health and safety. Recently, the New Yorker Magazine published an article that featured the impact of sex offender registration for juvenile sex offenders and their families, considering a [...]