NYSCASA Projects

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

 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 program directory to find a rape crisis center in your area.


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