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 [...]

LA Daily News Agrees That CA Sex Offender Registry Needs Reform

CALCASA applauds the LA Daily News for its thoughtful editorial in support of SB 421. CALCASA is a sponsor of SB 421 because sexual assault survivors, their families, and our communities have been negatively impacted by California’s lifetime sex offender registry. “By establishing a tiered sex offender registry, low-risk and non-violent offenders have a pathway [...]

2016 Legislative Wrap Up

Over the past few weeks, a multitude of bills regarding sexual violence passed Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. Included is a summary of legislation that CALCASA had been tracking leading up to the end of September. For those of us working to end sexual violence, knowing and understanding how these new policies affect our communities, and directly [...]

Your Vote Your Voice

It is common to hear about people who just don't want to engage in the presidential race this year. Apathy around the upcoming election is alarming, to say the least. Whether people are voting for a candidate or decidedly against the other, one truth remains the same, voting is a key component in our democratic [...]

California Janitorial workers embark on a hunger strike to demand an end rape on the night shift

Janitoiral workers and their families at hunger strike

On Monday a group of 14 survivors of sexual abuse began a 5-day hunger strike on the lawn of our state Capitol. They have put their lives and health on the line in order to demand Governor Brown’s signage of AB1978 into law. These women, my sheros, are the janitorial workers who clean our offices [...]

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