During the 2014 climate against the mishandling of sexual assault cases on university and college campuses, CALCASA responded by convening 50 students from different campuses in California to discuss their experiences towards developing recommendations for institutional change.
The 2014 Student Summit on Sexual Assault Report and Recommendation report culminates all the perspectives heard and discussed by those invited to the summit.
Click below to read the publication.
This webinar presented by CALCASA and presented by Kari Mansager, UC Merced Violence Prevention Program Director and Meghan Kehoe, Valley Crisis Center Program Director provided lessons learned from the partnership between University of California – Merced and Valley Crisis Center. The webinar covered the benefits of campus and community partnerships and ways in which it enhances survivor services on campus.
To view the slides from the webinar: Partnership Webinar. To download the transformational relationship survey talked about on this webinar: TransformationalRelationshpSurvey
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As part of the Not Alone report and website, Key Components of Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention/Victim Service Resources highlights essential elements to sexual assault crisis intervention such as: confidentiality, campus crisis response, and community response. As stated in the document, “This document discusses the existing research on sexual assault crisis intervention and victim services. It is important that campuses engage in practices that are effective so that survivors get the help they need, and campuses are not wasting vital resources on services which don’t accomplish this goal. This document is meant to be the start of a conversation for schools as they work to ensure accessible support services for victims on their campuses.”
The Serving Sexual Violence Victims with Disabilities toolkit is a resource project provided by the West Virginia Sexual Assault Free Environment (S.A.F.E.) partnership. The toolkit provides thorough information on collaboration with community partners, the sexual violence of victims with disabilities, and how to implement institutional and structural changes. Click here to read more.
This resource from the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) provides information on the steps to implement a SART as well as recommendations for and lessons learned about successful collaboration.
Although this document by Hallie Martyniuk through the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) mostly emphasizes how a SART works under PREA, it is helpful for any institution trying to implement a well-organized and pervasive SART.
Click below to read the file.
The sample MOU with a local rape crisis center, provided by Not Alone, provides a framework and template for developing a Memorandum of Understanding between a college and its local rape crisis center.
The Office of Violence Against Women (OVW), California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), and CALCASA’s National Campus Advisory Board developed guidelines and standards to implement a Coordinated Community Response Team.
This three page document emphasizes how the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 included a provision stating that grant funds could be used to “support improved coordination among campus administrators, campus security personnel, and local law enforcement to reduce domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking on campus”.
Read through these standards of CCR to guide schools in creating their own CCR teams based on the needs of their campus.