WCASA Welcomes Diverse & Resilient As A New Member

Diverse & Resilient’s Room to Be Safe Anti-Violence Program is a statewide initiative first designed to address Intimate Partner Violence in the LGBTQ community but quickly expanded to a full anti-violence program serving survivors of intimate partner, sexual, hook-up, and hate violence within the LGBTQ community. The program is designed to advocate for and work with survivors of… Read more »

Hold a Hearing on Sexual Assault Kit Tracking Legislation, AB 358

November 4, 2019 — AB 358 was introduced with broad bipartisan support in August. On October 8, the Senate passed this legislation unanimously. The next step is advocating for the Assembly Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee to hold a hearing on AB 358. This legislation allows survivors to anonymously obtain information regarding the location… Read more »

Vote in caucus to take up Safe Harbor Bill (AB 41) on the Assembly floor

Call Your Representative Now! October 29, 2019 — For the past several legislative sessions, WCASA and other organizations have supported legislation which would recognize sex-trafficked children as victims by removing the ability to prosecute a child for prostitution (also known as “Safe Harbor” legislation). The legislation was introduced again (AB 41/SB 49) with bi-partisan support… Read more »

Advocates Applaud Bill to Confront Violence Against Native Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2019CONTACT: Jenna Gormal, public policy coordinator, End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, 608.237.3985; Ian Henderson, director of policy/systems, WCASA, 608.257.1516 Lac du Flambeau — Today, Rep. Beth Meyers, Rep. Amanda Stuck, Sen. Janet Bewley, and advocates gathered on the land of the Lac Du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa to release a… Read more »