$9.1 Million More for Rape Crisis Programs!

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NEW YORK STATE FUNDING FOR RAPE CRISIS PROGRAMS The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault (Alliance) and the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA) in tandem with a statewide workgroup of advocates (Susan Xenarios, Lindsey Crusan, Rachel Gregory, Randi Bregman, and Michael Polenberg) requested additional funds from the New York State Legislature in...
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Open Letter Regarding Violence Against Women of Color

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The New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA), as an organization dedicated to advancing civil and human rights, eliminating gender-based violence, and advocating for survivors,expresses a collective outpouring of sorrow at the institutional violence against women of color and the lack of accountability. While we experience outrage at all violence, there continu...
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Webinar on Understanding How Our Work is Impacted by Institutional Violence

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Date: September 15, 2015 Time: 10:00 AM EDT Duration: 2 hours Host(s): Josie McPherson Meeting Description: As the people who are charged with responding to sexual violence in New York State, our work is linked directly to law enforcement, criminal and family courts, health care, social work, to advocacy.  As acts of institutionalized violence against people of color...
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Webinar on Tech Safety

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Date: October 20, 2015 Time: 10:00 AM EDT Duration: 2 hours Host(s): Josie McPherson Meeting Description: The primary objective of this webinar is to increase the attendees’ understanding of and capacity for providing trauma informed, survivor centered services in a digital world. This training is designed to give participants an introduction to the ways in which ...
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Webinar on The School to Prison Pipeline

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Date: December 1, 2015 Time: 10:00 AM EDT Duration: 2 hours Host(s): Josie McPherson Meeting Description: Across the country, school systems are shutting the doors of academic opportunity and funneling children into the juvenile and criminal justice systems by using overly harsh discipline practices and increased use of law enforcement to address student misbehav...
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Prevention Resources for Youth

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Every February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.  In honor of that, here are some great youth-focused prevention resources The family and Youth Services Bureau presents some research on family-based approaches to preventing teen violence Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) shares consent videos: “How do you know if someone wants t...
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NYSCASA Conference on March 29-30, 2016

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Weaving a World Without Violence: Ending Rape By Ending Oppression NYSCASA is holding Weaving a World Without Violence: Ending Rape by Ending Oppression, an exciting two-day, multi-track sexual assault prevention and intervention conference in Albany on March 29-30, 2016. This conference will offer four tracks (Social Justice, Self Care, Prevention, and Instituti...
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NYSCASA is hiring!

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The New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA) is a member driven non-profit organization dedicated to ending sexual violence and all forms of oppression. We are looking for candidates who are dedicated to our mission of ending sexual violence while addressing the intersections of oppression and injustice. Candidates should have strong communication, organizat...
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A Symposium on Men & Sexual Trauma: Healing & Recovery on June 16, 2016

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A Symposium on Men & Sexual Trauma: Healing & Recovery Join us for an interactive learning and networking opportunity with six widely recognized leaders working to put an end to male sexual abuse and raise awareness about what is needed to reach and help male survivors. Featuring: Mike Lew, M.Ed. Co-Director of The Next Step Counseling and Training Center; ...
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A Letter Honoring People of Color Who are Victims of Crime

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Honoring People of Color Who are Victims of Crime Every year there is a national Crime Victim Rights Week which will be celebrated in New York on April 10-16 this year, during the annual national sexual assault awareness month. In fact, women of color are more likely to be raped than white women, and to be missing or exploited without adequate response from law enforcemen...
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