Our Mission

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) provides leadership, vision and resources to rape crisis centers, individuals and other entities committed to ending sexual violence.


Jun 2 2020
CALCASA Stands in Solidarity with Racial Justice Advocates: Criminalization will NOT end Sexual Violence

The fight to end sexual violence in the United States has always also required a concurrent fight against racism.  Prejudice and discrimination on the basis of both sex and race are woven together in the issue of sexual violence, and so we cannot effectively combat one without combatting the other.  As the nation grapples with […]

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Nov 24 2020
#GivingTuesday 2020: Together We Give to Prevent and End Sexual Violence


On December 1, 2020, the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. Giving Tuesday promotes collective action in the spirit of giving on one day – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States.

Thanksgiving- and the act of giving- means different things this year. […]

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Nov 20 2020
Transgender Day of Remembrance Compels Us to Remember the Necessity of Inclusive and Intersectional Prevention

November 20th is National Transgender Day of Remembrance.  This is a time for communities to remember and uplift the memory of people who have lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence. Trans women, particularly trans women of color, experience violence and discrimination at alarmingly high rates and there are no signs to suggest that the […]

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Nov 19 2020
The Trauma of Detention

Being locked up can be a traumatizing experience — especially for survivors of sexual abuse. In this webinar, we look at how incarceration itself can trigger extreme distress due to the loss of bodily autonomy and the isolation from loved ones. The webinar also touches on the inadequacy of correctional health care and the failure of many […]

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Mar 28 2015
Shifting Boundaries: Lessons on Relationships for Students in Middle School: A Training Workshop
Shifting Bounaries: lesson on relationships for studenrts in middle school

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) are pleased to offer this special training to support local community based organizations in their sexual violence prevention efforts. The focus of this training is for those organizations working in the middle school setting. There is no registration cost to […]

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Oct 1 2013
Materials from August 27, 2013 CDPH Pre-conference training institute


On Tuesday August 27, 2013 Alexis Marbach from the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence led a training for California RPE grantees. The training, entitled “Logic Models for Prevention Programming II” explored the basics of creating logic models for prevention programming. The materials from that training can be found here:


PowerPoint slides

Training […]

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Aug 24 2020
Web Conference Series: “Seeing Survivors in Familiar Spaces: Building Sexual Assault Awareness For Everyone”





These web conferences are designed for community based organizations (i.e. schools, faith based, recovery programs, etc.) seeking to build their capacity to address sexual assault among their service populations, and who want to work more collaboratively with their local sexual assault agencies.

CLOSED CAPTIONING will be available for all these […]

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Aug 13 2020
Protected: Restorative Justice: Exploring Alternative Ways of Achieving Justice for Sexual Assault Survivors in the Criminal Justice System, in Schools, and in the Workplace.
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Jul 27 2020
Protected: Confidentiality and Mandated Reporting 2-Part Web Conference Series
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