Time to Mobilize for VOCA Funding

Don’t cut VOCA - Calls Needed Immediately: VOCA Funding for Victims of Crime Under Threat We must make our voices clear and loud right now to sustain VOCA funding While many aspects of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, signed by President Obama this week, are good for vulnerable people, steady funding for the Victims of [...]

Federal Campus Legislation Announced

Today Congresswoman Jackie Speier and Congressman Patrick Meehan, along with a survivor of campus sexual violence and representatives from the bill’s many partners, presented the introduction of the HALT Campus Sexual Violence Act. The National Institution of Justice estimates that over 60% of universities do not fulfill their legal responsibilities in responding to sexual violence [...]

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 [...]