Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault
What We Do...
Workplace giving donations support our work to create Colorado communities that believe and support survivors, hold perpetrators accountable, and take action to end sexual violence.
In the details...
Founded in 1984, CCASA advances its mission by providing education and training to sexual assault service providers, influencing public policy, advocating for resources at the state and national level, and promoting offender accountability. Our vision: Colorado communities believe and support survivors, hold perpetrators accountable, and take action to end sexual violence.
CCASA's 2015 accomplishments include:
• Created an anonymous reporting option for victims who wish to have evidence collected, while maintaining confidentiality with law enforcement
• Updated CCASA's "Your Reporting Options" brochure to include information about the new anonymous reporting option.
• Partnered with The Center for Digital Storytelling to launch a digital storytelling project for Sexual Assault Awareness Month to tell the stories of those impacted by sexual violence in Colorado.
• Continued to partner with the Sexual Assault Response Project (SARP) at the Division of Criminal Justice (DCJ) to provide ongoing expert consultation to SARP grantees on SART development and emerging issues.
• Collaborated with the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) to host the fifth annual Colorado Advocacy in Action conference, which included more than 285 participants from every region of the state.
• Continued to participate on statewide boards, committees, and task forces to advocate for the needs of survivors and our member agencies, and ensure that victim and community safety are prioritized at the statewide systems level; including:
o Colorado’s Human Trafficking Council
o Colorado’s SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) Advisory Board
o Colorado’s Sex Offender Management Board
o The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s Sexual Violence Prevention Program Advisory Committee
o The Colorado Division of Criminal Justice’s Crime Victim Services Advisory Board
o The Colorado Ending Violence Against Women Project Advisory Board
• Continued to support our members, partners, survivors, and communities in Colorado by:
o Providing training to over 1,950 members and partners in order to help ensure a consistent, comprehensive, and victim-centered response to sexual assault.
o Fulfilling over 100 requests for technical assistance regarding sexual assault response issues.
o Publishing and distributing over 7,500 of brochures, handbooks, manuals, reports, and videos, in English and Spanish, regarding sexual assault, available services, and resources for responding to sexual assault.
Make An Impact...
pay for 200 copies of CCASA’s Your Reporting Options brochure, which provides information about the options available for reporting sexual assault, including the new anonymous reporting option
pay for 1 registration scholarship to the annual Advocacy in Action Conference where advocates and survivors can learn about best practices for responding to and preventing sexual violence
Support CCASA’s policy and systems advocacy efforts to seek justice for victims and hold offenders accountable