Public Policy and Legislation

How is NYSCASA involved in policy work? 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.


Does NYSCASA have a legislative agenda? Our current legislative agenda is outlined below. Please contact Selena Bennett-Chambers at if you have any questions or comments.


How do I contact my legislators? Use the links below to contact your legislators.

 Get Help

If you have been sexually assaulted–call the New York State Hotline for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.


 Find Crisis Centers

Search our interactive map to locate the center in your area.