April 2013 has been designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and Cal OES is proud to support the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) and other organizations in an effort to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.
Please visit the following links and resources to learn more about what is being done to combat this crime and how you can get involved.
CALCASA provides the unifying vision and voice to all Californians speaking out against sexual violence. CALCASA’s leadership at both the state and national level brings support, justice, and hope to victim/survivors of sexual assault, and to those who work to eradicate sexual violence in our communities.
NSVRC serves as the nation’s principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence. It provides national leadership, consultation and technical assistance by generating and facilitating the development and flow of information on sexual violence intervention and prevention strategies. The NSVRC works to address the causes and impact of sexual violence through collaboration, prevention efforts and the distribution of resources.
Comprised of four sections - Sexual Assault Section, Domestic Violence Section, Children’s Section and the Victim Witness Section - Cal OES' Victim Services Branch provides financial support, education, training and more to over 600 units of government and non-profit agencies which administer a wide range of support services for victims and their families.