Statements

Services Remain Available to Survivors of Sexual Violence During COVID-19 Crisis For Immediate Release: April 20, 2020 ALBANY — Sexual harassment, abuse, and assault do not end during a crisis. The New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault and rape crisis programs serving all 62 counties in...

Dear Colleagues, New York State is among those most affected by COVID-19. In response to this quickly evolving situation, NYSCASA is encouraging staff and colleagues to conduct business remotely whenever possible. We are encouraging staff and colleagues to follow CDC and WHO guidelines and practice social distancing wherever possible, including...

For Immediate Release: December 17, 2019 Contact: Selena Bennett-Chambers, Director of Public Policy, sbennett-chambers@nyscasa.org / Chelsea R. Miller, Communications Director, cmiller@nyscasa.org   NYSCASA Statement on Gov. Cuomo’s Proposal to Close the Rape Intoxication Loophole The New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA) supports Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to close the ‘rape...

This year marks the 20th year of the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) as an annual event. TDOR was set aside to memorialize those who have been killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. TDOR serves several purposes: it raises public awareness of hate crimes...

For Immediate Release: September 11, 2019 Contact: Selena Bennett-Chambers, Director of Public Policy, sbennett-chambers@nyscasa.org / Chelsea R. Miller, Communications Director, cmiller@nyscasa.org   NYSCASA Statement On At-Home Sexual Assault Kits NYSCASA cautions against the use of at-home sexual assault evidence collection kits and is deeply concerned by the creation and...

For Immediate Release: July 13, 2019; updated July 18, 2019 to include new sign-ons Contact: Selena Bennett-Chambers, Director of Public Policy / 518-482-4222 ext. 302; Chelsea R. Miller, Communications Director / 518-482-4222 ext. 300 See also: NYSCASA Statement on US Immigrant Detention: Close the Camps, Bear Witness, Reunite Families,...

For Immediate Release: July 9, 2019 Contact: Selena Bennett-Chambers, Director of Public Policy / 518-482-4222 ext. 302; Chelsea R. Miller, Communications Director / 518-482-4222 ext. 300   NYSCASA STATEMENT ON US IMMIGRANT DETENTION Close the Camps, Bear Witness, Reunite Families, and End the Violence The New York State Coalition Against Sexual...

    This LGBTQ Pride Month marks 50 years since the June 28, 1969, uprising at the Stonewall Inn, when patrons and neighborhood residents resisted harassment and abuse during a police raid on the Greenwich Village gay bar. The Stonewall Inn acted as a de facto community center...