CALCASA and Partners Unveil CA Says NO MORE License Plate

1 in 3 women in the US are sexually assaulted or are abused by an intimate partner in her lifetime. Together with our partners and legislative allies, CALCASA is saying NO MORE to sexual assault and domestic violence. In September, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 2321, authored by Assemblymember Gomez, which established a specialized license [...]

Reciprocal Advancement – Building Linkages Between Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault is thrilled to unveil our latest research report, "Reciprocal Advancement - Building Linkages Between Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault".  Over the past year, CALCASA has led an initiative to examine existing literature, research and practical applications linking the fields of domestic violence and sexual assault. This report in highlights a [...]

CALCASA Release Report on Campus Sexual Assault

Today, CALCASA is proud to release its "2014 Student Summit on Sexual Assault: Report and Recommendations". Given the current climate on college campuses and the increased called for better policy mechanisms to support survivors, CALCASA responded by convening 50 students, with diverse cultural and college backgrounds, to share their experiences and work with CALCASA to [...]

Thank you, Governor Brown!

Please join CALCASA in thanking Governor Brown for his leadership on women's issues and prioritizing survivors of sexual assault. 2014 was a monumental year for CALCASA's policy agenda and we are thrilled that Governor Brown signed all four pieces of our priority legislation: AB 1517, AB 2545, SB 782, and SB 967. - AB 1517 [...]

Gov. Brown signs AB 1517!

I am thrilled to announce that, today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1517, an important piece of legislation that prioritizes survivors of sexual assault by establishing time-frames for law enforcement and crime laboratories to process and test rape kits. CALCASA is a proud sponsor of the legislation with Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley and [...]

Governor Brown signs important campus legislation!

Yesterday, California's Governor signed SB 967, an important piece of legislation that will require California colleges, universities, and community colleges to develop survivor-centered policies for addressing sexual assault on campus. Over the past months, CALCASA has worked closely with the author of SB 967, Senator Kevin de Leon, to ensure that student survivors have access [...]