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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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        Upcoming Event

        SExual assault victim advocacy school (SAVAS)

        This course is designed for community based advocates who are new to the sexual assault field. It addresses the basics of being a victim advocate — answering the crisis line, providing individual and systems advocacy and providing outreach in your community. Participants will have opportunities to practice skills necessary to provide comprehensive advocacy for victims. New sexual assault victim advocates, domestic violence victim advocates, and other professionals who want to learn more about sexual violence are encouraged to attend. 

        SAVAS consists of a classroom component, in addition to a series of sessions via webinar prior to and after the training.  Participants will be expected to have completed each session.


        February 20-22, 2018 - Madison

        May 15-18, 2018 - Weston

        August 14-17, 2018 - Madison

        December 4-6, 2018 - Madison



        Registration Fee: This training is free for WCASA sexual assault service provider staff (SASPs) and staff of SASPs are prioritized. The fee for this training is $150 for non-SASPs and can either be paid via credit card on our payment page or by sending a check to WCASA. *Click here to see if you are listed as a certified WCASA SASPs.

        Please note: Register early to ensure enrollment. Registrations received after this date will be accepted based on availability. Registration submitted without payment does not guarantee a spot; payment must also be received.

        (May 15-18 - Weston)

        PLEASE NOTE: 
        The February and December SAVAS's will not include the
         CVC/SAFE, Crime Victim Rights and Safe at Home training material through the WI Office of Crime Victim Services. May and August SAVAS's will include this material.

        See other CVC/SAFE / Crime Victim Rights/ Safe at Home trainings


        Tuesday: 8:30am-5:00pm (8:00am registration)

        Wednesday: 8:00am-5:00pm

        Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm

        Friday: 8:00am - 2:00pm (Training provided by WI DOJ Office of Crime Victim Services) 

        • 8:00 – Crime Victim Rights
        • 10:30 – Crime Victim Compensation/SAFE Fund
        • 1:00 – Safe at Home

        * The agenda will be released closer to the training date.

        Training Assistance

        Staff of certified Sexual Assault Service Providers (SASPs) are eligible for training assistance through WCASA (provided by the WI Department of Justice). If you are eligible we will confirm with you separately.

        You will be able to apply when you register.


        February, August & December:

        American Family Insurance
        Training Center
        6000 American Parkway
        Madison, WI 53783


        Fairfield Inn & Suites
        7100 Stone Ridge Drive
        Weston, WI 54476


        February, August & December:

        A room block will be held at the state rate of $82 under WCASA or Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault at:

        Fairfield Inn & Suites
        7100 Stone Ridge Drive
        Weston, WI 54476

        For reservations, call (715) 241-8400


        Go to Online Payment Processing page to pay via credit card or check.

        More Information

        Please email Peter at peterf @ wcasa.org if you have questions.

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        2018 Calendar

        Regional TA Info/Trainings


        Statewide & National Events


        Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Planning


        Registration Open


        > March 20, 2018:  Webinar: Harnessing the Momentum of the #MeToo Movement for SAAM (11:00am) 

        > March 27, 2018:  CCR/SART In-person Training, Eau Claire

        > April 7, 2018: Survivors & Allies Day of Healing (part of the Day of Healing), Madison

        > May 15-18, 2018: Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS), Weston

        May 16 & 17, 2018: Spring Directors Meeting, De Pere

        > June 7 & 8, 2018:WCASA's Training InstituteKalahari Resort, WI Dells


        Save the Date


        > April 7, 20187th Annual Wrap Around the Capitol

        (part of the Day of Healing), Madison

        > June 8, 2018: Voices of Courage Awards Luncheon, WI Dells

        > June 22, 2018: Paths to Healing Conference, Madison



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