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WCASA is Wisconsin's only state-wide coalition dedicated to ending sexual violence.

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        Our Mission

        The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault creates the social change necessary to end sexual violence. 

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        Save the Date!

        The date of the next Regional Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Community Meeting is being rescheduled. The original date was September 25, 2014 but needed to be rescheduled. The meeting will still take place in Wausau. Please stay tuned.

        Join us for:

        • opportunities to network with SARTs across the state
        • lively session on how to form and sustain a SART
        • strategy building for maintaining member engagement
        • discussion on emerging issues and potential solutions

        We will post an updated Save the Date shortly with information and the ability to RSVP.

        In the meantime, you can contact WCASA's SART/CCR Coordinator, Ginger Francis, with questions.


        The primary purpose of a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) is to provide a resource for communities surrounding systemic response to sexual assault. Although similar to a Coordinated Community Response Team (CCR), a SART is smaller in number and made up of members from four disciplines:

        • Advocates
        • Law Enforcement
        • SANE nurses/medical personnel
        • Prosecution

        Goals of a SART:

        • Maximize community safety, protection, and response
        • Ensure victim-centered response and access to community resources
        • Hold sex offenders accountable

        SART Protocol thumbnailFor more information, please contact WCASA's SART/CCR Coordinator, Ginger Francis.

        You can view or download the SART Protocol (2011 ed.) here [2MB] PDF: portable document format


        The U.S. Department of Justice has just launched an online SART Toolkit link to external web page under their Office for Victims of Crime.

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        Upcoming Events

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        > 9/10-11: Fall Directors Meeting

        > 10/8: WCASA Webinar Series: ALL*

        > 10/18: Survivors & Allies Fall Meeting
            Date was changed from 10/4


        Save the Date


        > TBD: Regional SART Meeting

              Date being changed from 9/25

          > 11/3-6: SAVAS
          > 11/13: WCASA Annual Meeting




          > 2014 WCASA Events

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          > Statewide Events


          WCASA Blog

          Guest Opinion (The Oregonian): Rape victims should not be afraid to report crimes

          This Guest Opinion is re-posted with permission from Danielle Tudor, author of this article. The original can be found at http://www.oregonlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/03/rape_victims_should_not_be_afr.html. I learned recently that Richard Troy Gillmore requested that his ninth parole hearing, which was scheduled for April 9, be postponed for another two years.  To me, this is a victory in my ongoing […]

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          New Research:

          Strengths and Silences: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students in Rural and Small Town Schools (report by GLSEN; link to press release on their site; study can be downloaded as PDF from linked page)

          Resource Highlights:

          Some items that have been updated:

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