Who is CALCASA?
The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) has served as a national leader on campus violence (sexual, dating, domestic, and stalking) via their work with the Office of Violence Against Women and the Centers for Disease Control in supporting the work of communities and institutions in addressing and preventing sexual violence on college campuses. CALCASA works to develop legislative and systems policy change that support survivors and increase the capacity of institutions and community partners. This uniquely positions CALCASA to advocate on behalf of sexual assault and student survivors. Their local, national, and international work with victims, students, colleges, and universities informs their advocacy on policy changes and capacity development for programs, always keeping at the forefront what is best for survivors.
CALCASA partners with other national leaders to work with colleges and universities across the country to develop best practices for responding to sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. CALCASA supports the development of community based, culturally specific models of addressing and preventing sexual violence. The foundation for CALCASA’s Technical Assistance strategies is using a survivor-centered approach when addressing these issues.
CALCASA is charged with providing technical assistance to campuses developing effective coordinated community response in a concerted effort to prevent and respond to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Their methods of training & technical assistance include: web conference, consultation, training, policy review, online communities, and more.
women and one in six men experienced some form of contact sexual violence in their lifetime in the US