Madison – December 10, 2019 — The report released yesterday by National Guard Bureau’s Office Of Complex Investigations (OCI) indicated the Wisconsin National Guard’s programs and systems for handling sexual assault and sexual harassment within its ranks were not compliant with federal law, and in many cases, were “deficient” or “failing.” WCASA is deeply concerned… Read more »
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 »
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 »
For Immediate Release WCASA Disappointed by Latest Data from Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit Initiative Madison – July 31, 2019 The data released by the Department of Justice (DOJ) today regarding the Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (WiSAKI) is extremely disheartening. According to DOJ, there have been 1,602 Sexual Assault Kits (SAKs) with foreign DNA identified.… Read more »
For Immediate Release – Anti-Sexual Violence Coalitions Nationwide Condemn the Mistreatment of Refugees and Immigrants Held in Detention; Demand end to ICE raids and POC community monitoring Madison – July 15, 2019 State and national sexual assault coalitions across the country are united in condemning the separation of children from family members as well as… Read more »
We congratulate and welcome these two organizations as new SASPs: Lac du Flambeau Statewide Shelter Program The Lac du Flambeau Statewide Shelter Program has been in operation for about 40 years, offering sexual assault and domestic violence services to all tribal and non-tribal communities statewide. The program is part of the Lac du Flambeau Sensitive… Read more »
We congratulate and welcome Cia Siab, Inc. as a new Sexual Assault Service Provider (SASP)! Cia Siab, Inc. advocates provide culturally-specific direct services for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who are seeking culturally competent services in the La Crosse area. They are also working towards building a culturally vibrant Hmoob community by… Read more »
As part of WCASA’s commitment to centering women of color in our work, we have revised our 2019-20 Public Policy Agenda. We believe this agenda reflects our organizational foundation, which reflects our belief that to end sexual violence, we must also end all forms of oppression.
We congratulate and welcome these organizations as Sexual Assault Service Providers (SASPs)!