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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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        Policy Program 

        WCASA is Wisconsin’s public policy voice for issues affecting victims of sexual violence and the Sexual Assault Service Providers (SASPs) who serve them.  

        On behalf of our membership, advocates, and the community at large, WCASA works on both the state and federal levels, and in criminal and civil arenas. See WCASA's 2017-2018 Public Policy Agenda to learn more. 

        WCASA engages in direct lobbying regarding these issues, and provides technical assistance to SASPs and concerned citizens who wish to participate in grassroots policy action. See A Guide to Non-Profit Advocacy in Wisconsin (Updated 2017).


        Legal Program 

        The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault works to build the capacity of professionals and systems across Wisconsin to address the legal needs of sexual assault survivors.  This is achieved by: 

        • providing legal technical assistance to professionals who work with survivors of sexual assault; 
        • providing trainings on various legal issues impacting survivors of sexual assault; 
        • creating educational resources 


        Available Resources: 



        Services to Minors (December 2014) 



        Please contact the Director of Legal and Systems Services to request a training. 


        Information & Materials 

        Legal Advocacy Manual (October 2013)  


        Other Resources 

        Women's Law.org comprehensive overview of legal information (including links to state statutes) for women dealing with intimate partner violence; information available En Espanol. 

        Legal Momentum.org - nation's oldest legal defense and education fund dedicated to advancing the rights of all women and girls. For more than 40 years, Legal Momentum has made historic contributions through litigation and public policy advocacy to advance economic and personal security for women. 

        SurvJustice - SurvJustice is a national not-for-profit organization that increases the prospect of justice for survivors by holding both perpetrators and enablers of sexual violence accountable. SurvJustice provides effective legal assistance to survivors to enforce their rights in campus, criminal, and civil systems of justice. SurvJustice also provides technical support and resources to empowers activists creating systematic change in their communities. Finally, SurvJustice provides comprehensive trainings to support institutions that prevent and address sexual violence. By working on all fronts, SurvJustice decrease the prevalence of sexual violence throughout the nation.

        Upcoming Events

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        2017 Calendar

        Regional TA Info/Trainings


        Film Screenings
        Statewide Events



        > August 7-10: Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS), La Crosse

        > August 22 (4:00pm): Slavery & the making of America (Film Screening in honor of the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Abolition)

        > August 29 (2:00pm):  Medical Advocacy Webinar Series: DNA Essentials for Advocates and Survivors

        > August 31: Anti-Oppression: How CCR/SART teams can work to serve the marginalized populations in their communities, Green Bay

        > September 14 & 15, 
        Fall Director's Meeting, Middleton

        > September 19 (4:00pm): La Mitad del Mundo (Film Screening in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month)

        > September 21 (10:00am): 
        Medical Advocacy Webinar Series: Wisconsin Department of Justice SANE Program

        > September 26: SART Foundations & Case Reviews, Marshfield



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