New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA) is committed to eradicating sexual violence from New York State’s universities and campuses.
Student Activist Network Against Sexual Assault (SANASA)
NYSCASA’s Student Activist Network Against Sexual Assault (SANASA) will develop a statewide network of strong student activists leading efforts to increase campus engagement in genuinely and meaningfully meeting victims’ needs. We aim to ensure campus sexual assault survivors, especially historically underserved groups (including BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, international students, immigrants, foster students, students with disabilities) receive responsive services and harm-doers are consistently held accountable. We will create collective spaces where information can live to support institutional memory and where student activists can connect with each other to reduce isolation.
We will select five student activist groups across New York State to receive training, peer support, and customized assistance during a two-year period. Our work together will include assessments that inform the development and implementation of plans based on your campus’ unique needs and resources. The goal is to establish sustainable, multi-level, community-specific approaches to address sexual violence on college campuses.
New York State Campus Consent Consortium
Starting in 2016, we launched the New York State Campus Consent Consortium (NYSCCC) to serve as collaborative network for statewide stakeholders. For more information on the NYSCCC, please click here.
The New York State Training and Technical Assistance Center
The New York State Center for Training and Technical Assistance was established through a joint partnership between the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault (the Alliance) and the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA), which supports the efforts of Rape Crisis and Sexual Violence Programs (RCSVPs) to deliver quality sexual violence prevention and response services. The New York State Center for Training and Technical Assistance is funded by the New York State Department of Health through the Federal Preventative Health and Health Service Block Grant.
As the New York State Center for Training and Technical Assistance, the Alliance, and NYSCASA presently work with over 53 RCSVPs in New York State, increasing their capacity to implement effective evidence-based and trauma-informed primary prevention initiatives and direct services for survivors of sexual violence with a focus on the assistance and services provided to college campuses through the Enough is Enough program.
Collegiate Sexual Assault Online Resource Guide
NYSCASA has also launched an online resource center for students, college administrators, and advocates. The resource center contains information on sexual assault statistics, best practices, New York State’s Enough is Enough law, as well as additional current information. Click here to view the Collegiate Sexual Assault Online Resource Center