CALCASA Testifies in Support of an Ongoing Investment in Prevention

Yesterday, CALCASA joined the Partnership in testifying before the Assembly Budget Committee in support of a $50 million ongoing investment to support domestic and sexual violence prevention programs in California.  We made the case for prevention by describing the tremendous costs already associated with sexual violence and reiterated our strong belief that California can be [...]

Prevention Works! Advocating at the Capitol on Denim Day

Red banner with white writing daying Denim Day and with CALCASA Logo in background. Latina women wearing denim jacket at podium with sign saying Prevention Works

On April 24, 2019, legislators and staffers at the California State Capitol joined millions of people across thee world wearing jeans in honor of Denim Day.  Further, CALCASA and The California Partnership to End Domestic Violence made 97 legislative visits for Policy Advocacy Day. Over 115 domestic and sexual violence advocates joined together to ask [...]

Our Year in Review – 2018

Download Annual Report The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault has a vision for a stronger California. We lead our work with prevention because we know that it is possible and achievable. The #metoo movement is a necessary awakening for society to face the impact of sexual assault as evidenced by its global response. This facilitated [...]

CALCASA and the Partnership Host Legislative Briefing on the Promise and Impact of Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention in California

On February 12, 2019, CALCASA and the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence hosted an informational briefing at the State Capitol on the promise and impact of domestic violence and sexual violence prevention in California. Recognizing Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention, “Orange Day at the Capitol” featured CALCASA's Public Policy Associate John L. Finley [...]

Definitions of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Remain the Same

 Unfortunately, the story going around is fake news, and it has created a lot of unnecessary panic. The definitions of sexual assault and domestic violence have NOT changed, and the current Presidential Administration would not have the authority to change them. What has happened is that the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women [...]

¡Ya Basta! Invest in Prevention Now! Denim Day 2018 at the California State Capitol

  On April 25, 2018 CALCASA hosted Denim Day at the California State Capitol South Steps. We started off the rally together with the voices of the SEIU United Service Workers West, a group of promotoras, leaders, and survivors of sexual violence. This group of women are leading a national movement to to prevent harassment, [...]