Author: Mark Skowron

WCASA Welcomes Diverse & Resilient as a New Member

November 11, 2019 — 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… 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

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 during the current legislative… Read more »

Advocates Applaud Bill to Confront Violence Against Native Women

September 18, 2019 — 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 bill that would create a statewide inter-governmental task force to address the problem of missing and murdered indigenous women.… Read more »