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 [...]

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 [...]

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