New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault

New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault NYSCASA is a nongovernmental, statewide, nonprofit umbrella organization for the community-based rape crisis programs located throughout New York State, dedicated to ending sexual violence and all forms of oppression. Media inquiries: [email protected]

The New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault works with local, regional, state, and national organizations to support sexual assault prevention and crisis intervention services.

"No one can speak for all survivors, and many may conceive of justice in different ways, but justice certainly isn’t usi...
06/05/2020
Don’t Use Sexual Assault Survivors to Justify Police and Incarceration

"No one can speak for all survivors, and many may conceive of justice in different ways, but justice certainly isn’t using those who have experienced sexual violence as a go-to, politically convenient shield to defend police and prisons—not when these institutions are inextricably rooted in survivors’ trauma and harm."

https://www.themarysue.com/dont-use-survivors-justify-police/

We still hear it as a knee-jerk response to police abolition: "What about rapists and abusers?"

From Mental Health Association of Orange County:Unbelievable Series, Episode 6 tonight - Orange County Rape Crisis (a pr...
06/04/2020
Unbelievable - Orange County Rape Crisis, RISE, WestCOP-VAS, and Family Services, Inc. Film Screenings Registration Form

From Mental Health Association of Orange County:

Unbelievable Series, Episode 6 tonight
- Orange County Rape Crisis (a program of MHA Orange) welcomes RISE of Sullivan County, WestCOP - VAS of Westchester County, and Family Services, Inc - Center for Victim Safety and Support of Dutchess County in hosting a Netflix Party with you.

Register for our digital film screenings below or scan the QR code . We will continue screening the entire series of "Unbelievable" via Netflix Party on Thursday nights at 8PM, with a chat feature for film discussion.

**All screenings are at 8PM**
4/30 - 5/28 ✅
6/4 - Unbelievable Episode 6
6/11 - Unbelievable Episode 7
6/18 - Unbelievable Episode 8

(The series is rated TV-MA for nudity, sexual violence, and language. For Mature Audiences. May not be suitable for ages 17 and under.)

Please fully complete the form below and you will be sent the link to each screening via email about 15 minutes prior to the film starting.

*You must have the ability to stream Netflix using Google Chrome on a laptop or desktop.*l

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeucRN_FKTxP3OToFJm4Jg3IxYPCADs4P81GLqcXdEaU2ghhA/viewform

Register for our digital film screenings below! The screenings will be hosted by Orange County Rape Crisis (a program of MHA Orange), RISE of Sullivan County, WestCOP - VAS of Westchester County, and Family Services, Inc - Center for Victim Safety and Support of Dutchess County. We will be screening...

By remembering our sisters, we challenge police violence against Black women and legacies that eclipse these injustices....
06/04/2020
By Remembering Our Sisters, We Challenge Police Violence Against Black Women and Legacies that Eclipse these Injustices.

By remembering our sisters, we challenge police violence against Black women and legacies that eclipse these injustices. http://abwh.org/2020/05/31/by-remembering-our-sisters-we-challenge-police-violence-against-black-women-and-legacies-that-eclipse-these-injustices/

In the years since Aiyana’s untimely death, the number of black women and girls either killed by police or who have died in police custody has grown to include: Tanisha Anderson, Yvette Smith, Reki…

Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault
06/03/2020

Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault

There's a conversation happening on Twitter today using the hashtag #whyididntreport, seeking to spotlight the many reasons why victims/survivors choose not to report. This is an important conversation, but we need to pay special attention to how systemic racism and police brutality impact these #whyididntreport stories.

Racist stereotypes impact how the stories of survivors of color are received. Black women are often disbelieved when they come forward—or blamed. Studies have found that black women are less likely to be believed when they report crimes of sexual violence than white women, and that men found guilty of raping black women receive shorter sentences than those found guilty of assaulting white women.

Black victims/survivors of sexual violence are also less likely to seek help from law enforcement due to a long history of systemic racism, oppression, and violence.

We encourage our community to elevate the #whyididntreport stories of black victims/survivors and learn about how racism and police brutality make them less likely to report sexual violence and less likely to be believed when they do. Learn more: http://ow.ly/o1jK30qMkUJ

As an organization dedicated to ending sexual violence, the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA) is...
06/03/2020
NYSCASA Statement on Albany PD violence June 2020.pdf

As an organization dedicated to ending sexual violence, the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA) is committed to ending oppression in all of its forms, including racism, white supremacy, and state-sanctioned violence.

NYSCASA condemns the violence perpetuated by state and local law enforcement against racial justice protesters in Albany, the city we call our home, the week of May 30–June 3. Read our statement and demands here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PDhyqxyd0O4DtV-CuE82DjdF9sGvfTLS/view?usp=sharing

As an organization dedicated to ending sexual violence, the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA) is...
06/03/2020
NYSCASA Joins Calls for Justice and Accountability for Anti-Black Violence.pdf

As an organization dedicated to ending sexual violence, the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA) is committed to ending oppression in all of its forms, including racism, white supremacy, and state-sanctioned violence.

NYSCASA stands in solidarity with calls for justice and accountability for the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others whose lives have been lost to acts of violence fueled by anti-Black racism. Read our full statement here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jDp3rMRv62fn3PhNGYN91-t_PpoGkWY9/view?usp=sharing

NYSCASA condemns the violence perpetuated by state and local law enforcement against racial justice protesters in Albany, the city we call our home, the week of May 30–June 3. Read our statement and demands here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PDhyqxyd0O4DtV-CuE82DjdF9sGvfTLS/view?usp=sharing

NYSCASA will be hosting a 3-week Book Club to read and discuss “The Age of Overwhelm” by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky. Pleas...
06/03/2020

NYSCASA will be hosting a 3-week Book Club to read and discuss “The Age of Overwhelm” by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky.

Please request to join our private Facebook group by June 12 to participate: www.facebook.com/groups/273984727116567. Our first questions will go out June 15!

The National Network to End Domestic Violence
06/01/2020

The National Network to End Domestic Violence

ICYMI: NNEDV joins and supports our national, statewide, tribal, territorial, and local partners in calling for an end to the discrimination and structural racism that underlie police brutality and state-sanctioned violence. The persistence of unchecked harassment, violence, and murder must be answered, and the calls for accountability must be heard from all corners of society, including from within the anti-violence movement. We must take responsibility for our own actions that further this violence and find ways to address it. #BlackLivesMatter

Read more: https://nnedv.org/latest_update/rejecting-violence-everywhere/

This Pride Month—and every month—NYSCASA stands with LGBTQIA survivors of sexual violence. We see you, we hear you, and ...
06/01/2020

This Pride Month—and every month—NYSCASA stands with LGBTQIA survivors of sexual violence. We see you, we hear you, and we stand with you.

Read more: https://www.nyscasa.org/pride-2020

Via Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance: Systemic racism and sexual and domestic violence are deeply e...
06/01/2020
Understanding Racism and its Connection to Sexual and Domestic Violence

Via Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance: Systemic racism and sexual and domestic violence are deeply entwined, and developing an understanding of this connection is critical for our movement. Here's a great intro to the topic.

The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) released their free eLearning Unit “Exploring Intersections: A Primer on Racial Violence.” This primer is meant to introduce …

Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence
05/29/2020

Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence

A reminder from our Executive Director, Rosa Beltré: “All forms of oppression are connected. You cannot talk about creating a world free from sexual violence without talking about the impact of state-sanctioned violence and the criminal justice system on Black bodies. Sexual violence is not a single issue!”

If you care about sexual violence, you need to care about and take action on other issues that are rooted in oppression as well. Join us.

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
05/27/2020

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance

A comprehensive understanding of black people's experiences with law enforcement and the prison industrial complex is crucial and urgent to our movement. For years, scholars and activists (like Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, Andrea Ritchie, and Hillary Potter) as well as movements led by women of color (like INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, #SayHerName) have defined, described, and documented police brutality and its connection to domestic and sexual violence. If we are committed to ending interpersonal violence, we must also commit ourselves to ending state violence.

#justiceforgeorgefloyd #justiciaparageorgefloyd

[Illustration by Lexx Valdez]

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
05/21/2020

Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance

Your safety is essential, and help is still available.

In this time of heightened risk and increased rates of violence, many people across Virginia remain unaware that programs, hotlines, and shelters are open and available. We can let them know that support is still out there.

See our new blog post to find information on how you can help us spread the word, as well as links to related resources: https://allianceinaction.org/2020/04/28/new-statewide-covid-19-campaign/

As always, you can donate to the RISE Fund, our disaster relief fund for sexual and domestic violence agencies, at this link: https://actionalliance.salsalabs.org/TheRiseFund/

#StaySafeVA
#MantengaseSeguroEnVA

The new Title IX regulations rescind important survivor protections and make students less safe overall.Read our full st...
05/20/2020

The new Title IX regulations rescind important survivor protections and make students less safe overall.

Read our full statement: https://bit.ly/NYSCASATitleIX

"This time of social distancing must not hinder passage of vital legislation that would recognize the struggle of surviv...
05/19/2020
Step up for sex abuse victims, N.Y.

"This time of social distancing must not hinder passage of vital legislation that would recognize the struggle of survivors. The state Legislature should remain in session and work remotely to pass the Adult Survivors Act, which will allow otherwise time-barred adult survivors of sex abuse of any age one year to file a civil claim," write survivors Evelyn Yang and Marissa Hoechstetter.

https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-step-up-for-sex-abuse-victims-ny-20200505-zu4qvc46ynhfng4pxtq3tmctti-story.html

“Stay home. Stay safe.” As the coronavirus crisis continues, many Americans are now staying at home to protect themselves; unfortunately, some face risks where they live. For many individuals, work, school and the homes of family and friends are safe havens.

For individuals who are survivors of sexual assault, routine doctor’s visits can bring with them added layers of stress,...
05/18/2020
Navigating Your Next Pelvic Exam as a Sexual Assault Survivor

For individuals who are survivors of sexual assault, routine doctor’s visits can bring with them added layers of stress, particularly pelvic exams and pap smears. Here's a guide to navigating these routine medical exams: https://www.healthline.com/health/navigating-medical-exams-after-sexual-assault

For survivors of sexual assault, medical exams can bring on added layers of stress. To help those who’ve experienced sexual violence navigate medical checkups like pap smears and pelvic exams, Healthline has collaborated with The National Sexual Violence Resource Center to create this guide.

Amid the ongoing public health crisis, New York State has extended the window for filing cases under the Child Victims A...
05/14/2020
Resources For Adults Abused When They Were Children

Amid the ongoing public health crisis, New York State has extended the window for filing cases under the Child Victims Act to January 14, 2021. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/amid-ongoing-covid-19-pandemic-governor-cuomo-announces-state-will-extend-window-victims-file

Get information and resources here: https://www.safehorizon.org/get-help/child-victims-act/#what-is-the-child-victims-act-cva

The Child Victims Act (CVA) helps adults who were sexually abused as children seek justice. If this resonates with you, please read on for useful resources.

05/13/2020
www.nyscasa.org

The Sexual Assault and Crime Victims Assistance Program (SACVAP) is offering a variety of free virtual support groups to help individuals during the coronavirus pandemic. All groups begin the week of May 18 and run for 12 weeks. Individuals can join a group at any point during the 12 weeks, and can attend some or all of the sessions depending on their needs and schedules.

Learn more about support group offerings here:https://www.nyscasa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/SACVAP-Support-Groups.pdf

In order to participate individuals must:
• Be a victim/survivor of a crime and
• Be receiving additional support (from SACVAP, another victim assistance program, or another mental health provider)
• Complete a brief intake with the SACVAP staff person who is co-facilitating the group

Individuals who are interested in joining any of these groups should email [email protected] with the group they are interested in as the subject line, and their name, contact information, and location in the body of the email.

ICYMI: NYSCASA and rape crisis programs serving all 62 counties in the State of New York continue to provide services to...
05/13/2020
Services Remain Available During COVID-19 Crisis | NYSCASA

ICYMI: NYSCASA and rape crisis programs serving all 62 counties in the State of New York continue to provide services to all children and adult survivors and their loved ones. Read more here: https://www.nyscasa.org/services-remain-available-during-covid-19-crisis/

Services Remain Available to Survivors of Sexual Violence During COVID-19 Crisis For Immediate Release: April 20, 2020 ALBANY — Sexual harassment, abuse, and assault do not end during a crisis. The Ne

ICYMI: All New Yorkers are urged to support survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and child abuse during the ...
05/12/2020
All New Yorkers Encouraged to Support Victims and Survivors During Pandemic

ICYMI: All New Yorkers are urged to support survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence, and child abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more and get help here: https://www.nyscasa.org/support-survivors-during-covid

During this time of crisis, sexual violence, domestic violence, and child abuse will continue to occur – most likely at increased rates than ever before. The New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Seven Dancers Coalition, and Preven...

Dear Survivors, Firstly, we believe you. We understand how much it hurts to see the media and general public picking apa...
05/08/2020
NYSCASA's Love Letter to Survivors

Dear Survivors,

Firstly, we believe you. We understand how much it hurts to see the media and general public picking apart a survivor’s account to try to discredit them. We understand you're not the judgment they cast against you. We hear you. We see you. We are unconditionally standing in solidarity with you.

Read more: https://www.nyscasa.org/nyscasas-love-letter-to-survivors

We believe you. We are unconditionally standing in solidarity with you.

Be sure to register for this important webinar! "Racism, Domestic Violence & Black Maternal Mortality -- What Can Advoca...
05/08/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Racism, Domestic Violence & Black Maternal Mortality -- What Can Advocates Do?. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Be sure to register for this important webinar! "Racism, Domestic Violence & Black Maternal Mortality -- What Can Advocates Do?" on May 13. Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IvcJFQT2TDujYLxg_TbZqA

Over the past year, there has been increased attention on the poor health outcomes and inequities for Black birthing people. At the same time, many Black birthing people have experienced Domestic violence. But how can domestic violence programs help address this crisis? This webinar will help advoca...

Seven Dancers Coalition
05/05/2020

Seven Dancers Coalition

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In April, Darlene “Lulu” Benson-Seay became the first woman incarcerated by New York State to die from COVID-19. She was...
05/04/2020
Death of a Survivor

In April, Darlene “Lulu” Benson-Seay became the first woman incarcerated by New York State to die from COVID-19. She was also a survivor of sexual assault and intimate partner violence. #FreeThemAll is survivor justice.

https://newrepublic.com/article/157589/death-survivor

In April, Darlene “Lulu” Benson-Seay became the first woman incarcerated by New York State to die from Covid-19. Should she have been in prison in the first place?

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2 minute completely anonymous online survey on the topic of non-consensual sexual experiences during college (at any time - you do not have to be in college) My name is Liz Lane. I am a doctoral student at American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts. I am conducting research on women who have had non-consensual sexual experiences during college and the impact of those experiences on their academics/work life. I am trying to reach potential participants to take the 2 minute, completely anonymous online survey. I am reaching out to see if you might support the survey on social media and pass it along to anyone who might be interested in completing it or just sharing it. My hope is that developing research in this area will continue to make schools and society as a whole stand against sexual assault in a more unified way. I have included the link and summary to the survey. If you feel you can participate/share it, your support would be helpful in gathering some real numbers. Thank you very much, Liz Lane [email protected] Survey on Non-consensual Sexual Experience https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7N88CS9 You do not have to currently be enrolled in college to participate. This is an anonymous survey, which will take less than 3 minutes. You will not be asked for your name or the name of any colleges at any point. There is no IP tracking of any devices. Participation in this survey requires: · Current age of 18 or over · A nonconsensual sexual experience while enrolled in college at some point in your life (you do not have to be a current college student to complete the survey). · Female gender identity at the time of the non-consensual sexual experience during college · Current or past enrollment in a U.S (American) college or university I am trying to bring to light the impact of sexual violence at post-secondary institutions as a serious issue on academics and work life. Participation in the study contributes to understanding and addressing the national problem of campus sexual assault. I am seeking your support in this research with your participation and by sharing the link to the survey with people you know and any organizational affiliations you may have.
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Hello! New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators are holding a press conference/rally Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Cap to call on the Senate to support the Child Victims Act! Join us:
Can you tell me what you're doing to prevent the sexual assault of institutionalized women with disabilities? They are sexually assaulted at an alarming rate, with satistics as high as 90% assaulted and, of that number, half of them repeatedly. Private agencies, unlike their state counterparts, are not required to provide gender-specific care. Predators need only get through an interview and a basic background check to have immediate access to some of the most vulnerable women on the planet. These agencies have essentially the same vulnerabilities as state facilities and many are just as large. Sexual predators are known to stalk these institutions for "easy pickin's" as one imprisoned sex-offender stated. Many of these crimes are not discovered for years, or only through the development of STDs, pregnancies or other physical damage , and some are never discovered. For several reasons, convictions are very unlikely even when perpetrators are apprehended. Conviction rates are in the single digits or low teens. When assaults occur, victims, because of their disabilities, cannot cope with the damage through the usual avenues and resources non-disabled women have available to them. We desperately need legislation to mandate gender-specific care. Just from the standpoint of privacy, men should not be bathing, toileting and dressing these women. But because of their vulnerability to sexual assault, male employees should not be left alone with female residents at all, which is how state agencies protect these women from becoming victims. I understand that your organization works to get legislation passed. Since these women are being assaulted at a higher rate than any other population, is your organization working on legislation to protect them??