What does NYSCASA do? NYSCASA strengthens responsive services for all sexual assault victims/survivors and works to increase effective sexual violence prevention efforts. NYSCASA accomplishes this by: advocating for/against policies and practices; providing training, consultation, and resources; supporting rape crisis programs with some pass-through funding; and collaborating with a wide variety of colleagues, professionals, and stakeholders.
What are NYSCASA’s main activities?
- Policy/Systems Advocacy: NYSCASA educates legislators and other policy- and decision-makers about the impacts, including unintended consequences, of existing and proposed policies on sexual assault victims/survivors. NYSCASA responds to requests for feedback about policies and also recommends policies that would improve sexual assault intervention and prevention services.
- Training: NYSCASA offers low-cost/no-cost webinars and in-person training events throughout the year. Online, interactive training is coming soon!
- Consultation: NYSCASA staff possesses a wealth of expertise and responds to requests for information regarding sexual violence, interventions, and prevention.
- Resources: NYSCASA maintains a lending library of books, videos, DVDs, curricula, and other publications for members to borrow. NYSCASA also develops and distributes materials, shares information via social media, and emails member e-news updates.
What are NYSCASA’s focus areas?
- Anti-oppression activities
- Campus sexual assault
- Primary prevention of sexual violence
- Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards
- Sexual Assault (Forensic/Nurse) Examiner (SAFE/SANE/SAE) services
- Trauma-informed care