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 [...]

Setting up Rape Crisis Services for Incarcerated Survivors

This webinar is designed for advocates and agencies who are preparing to provide rape crisis services to incarcerated survivors of sexual abuse. It includes an overview of detention in the United States and the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), as well as guidance for fostering partnerships with corrections staff and creating internal protocols for the [...]

Small Victory! Gov. Newsom to Include Sexual and Domestic Violence Funding in the Final Budget

A small win today, yet we still have work to do.  As we mentioned last week, the legislature and Governor had the very difficult task of agreeing on a budget amidst a financial crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that these decisions were likely to affect our ongoing asks related to sexual and [...]

Asistencia de Ayuda Por Desastre (COVID-19) Para Inmigrantes

Debido a la continuidad de la pandemia en los Estados Unidos CALCASA sigue abogando por las necesidades de los sobrevivientes de asalto sexual durante estos tiempos de incertidumbre. CALCASA reconoce las necesidades de las personas inmigrantes y pone a su disposición los siguientes recursos disponibles en el estado de California. En respuesta al brote de [...]

Title IX: CALCASA prioritizes safety and equal access to education

Last week, the federal Department of Education led by Secretary Betsy DeVos released its final Title IX rule governing schools’ responses to sexual harassment and assault that will roll back critical civil rights protections for survivors.  The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault is disappointed and concerned by the Department’s choice to abandon survivors, and is [...]

CA May Budget Revision Leaves Out Critical Prevention Funding for Rape Crisis Centers

Yesterday, Governor Newsom released his May Revise, which attempted to meet the impossible task of budgeting for a $54 billion deficit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Partnership and CALCASA responded with a statement that addressed each of our budget requests. We’ve included the key points below: There was no allocation for sexual and domestic violence [...]

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