Our Year in Review – 2018

Download Annual Report The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault has a vision for a stronger California. We lead our work with prevention because we know that it is possible and achievable. The #metoo movement is a necessary awakening for society to face the impact of sexual assault as evidenced by its global response. This facilitated [...]

CALCASA and the Partnership Host Legislative Briefing on the Promise and Impact of Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention in California

On February 12, 2019, CALCASA and the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence hosted an informational briefing at the State Capitol on the promise and impact of domestic violence and sexual violence prevention in California. Recognizing Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention, “Orange Day at the Capitol” featured CALCASA's Public Policy Associate John L. Finley [...]

Definitions of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Remain the Same

 Unfortunately, the story going around is fake news, and it has created a lot of unnecessary panic. The definitions of sexual assault and domestic violence have NOT changed, and the current Presidential Administration would not have the authority to change them. What has happened is that the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women [...]

¡Ya Basta! Invest in Prevention Now! Denim Day 2018 at the California State Capitol

  On April 25, 2018 CALCASA hosted Denim Day at the California State Capitol South Steps. We started off the rally together with the voices of the SEIU United Service Workers West, a group of promotoras, leaders, and survivors of sexual violence. This group of women are leading a national movement to to prevent harassment, [...]

We Pay the Cost of Every Sexual Assault in California, and it’s $140 Billion a Year

We’ve heard the individual stories, tagged #MeToo and #TimesUp on social media. But what about the collective cost of sexual assault? Research we published last month shows that the annual cost of sexual violence in California is $140 billion. Statewide, every prevented rape of an adult could save up to $163,800 and every prevented rape or sexual [...]

The Cost of Sexual Violence is High, Invest in Prevention

The Cost and Consequences of Sexual Violence in California was commissioned by the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) in an effort to create greater comprehension of the physical, emotional, social, and economic impact of rape and sexual assault upon California taxpayers. Families, friends, partners, neighbors, and co-workers know first hand the time and resources [...]

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