Policy & Law
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).
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
Other Acts of Evidence: Recent Legislative Changes (February 2015)
Services to Minors (December 2014)
Confidentiality Considerations & Federal Funding Requirements (December 2014)
Please contact the Director of Legal and Systems Services to request a training.
Information & Materials
Legal Advocacy Manual (October 2013)
Prosecutor's Sexual Assault Reference Book (October 2009)
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.