CALCASA Raises Concerns Around State Actions that Disincentivize Sexual Violence Prevention Work and Endanger Survivor Privacy

Friday, December 18, 2020 Sacramento, CA- The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault raises concerns surrounding the decision to fine Uber $59M for not releasing personally identifiable information of survivors of sexual violence to the California Public Utilities Commission. We commend the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for taking seriously the need to address sexual assault [...]

CALCASA Advocates on the Federal Level through the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

For the past 5 years, CALCASA has been proud to serve on the Steering Committee for the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (NTF).  The NTF is comprised of a large coalition of national advocacy groups and experts focused on the development, passage, and implementation of national policy to address sexual assault, [...]

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 [...]

Providing Rape Crisis Services to Incarcerated Survivors with Mental Illness

    This webinar, intended for rape crisis counselors, provides an overview of the prevalence of mental illness in US detention facilities, reveals the inadequacy of mental health care provided by jails and prisons, and lays out best practices for advocates who provide rape crisis services to incarcerated survivors who have a mental illness. Handouts: Slides [...]

CALCASA Welcomes Opportunity to Engage with New Biden-Harris Administration to Prevent and End Sexual Violence

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault is committed to preventing and ending sexual violence in all of its forms. We welcome the opportunity to work alongside the President and Vice President Elect to take the necessary steps to make our country a more responsive and restorative space for those who have experienced the effects of [...]

Providing Rape Crisis Services to Incarcerated Survivors

This webinar is a continuation of Setting Up Rape Crisis Services for Incarcerated Survivors. It is designed for advocates and agencies who have completed internal preparations and are ready to begin providing rape crisis services to incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse. It provides guidance for advocates in how to best provide emotional support services to [...]

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