The CALCASA Strategic Forum Report: A Vision to End Sexual Assault

General Material
Published Date
March, 2001

The report is designed to capture the attention of policymakers, government agencies, service providers, community organizations, and individuals by:

  • Presenting key issues and challenges related to sexual assault prevention and intervention
  • Proposing recommendations that reflect innovative solutions and practical alternatives to address these issues
  • Providing specific strategies and potential community partners to implement the recommendations

The fundamental purpose of the Strategic Forum Report is to energize Californians to move forward in sexual assault prevention and intervention by: (1) increasing the capacity of service providers and the criminal justice system to help victim/survivors and hold perpetrators accountable, using a multidisciplinary approach; and (2) changing the social norm so as to make sexual violence unacceptable.

The Issues addressed by the Strategic Forum Report are:

  • Change Public Perceptions of Rape and Sexual Violence
  • Ensure Multidisciplinary Services to Facilitate Healing From Sexual Violence
  • Overcome Barriers to Prevention, Intervention and Treatment for Underserved Populations
  • Involve Men and Boys in Prevention of Rape and Sexual Violence
  • Ensure Responsive, Effective Criminal Justice Practices
  • Promote Sexual Assault Prevention Education
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