Public Policy and Legislative Advocacy

How is NYSCASA involved in policy work?

NYSCASA educates legislators and other policy- and decision-makers about the impacts, including unintended consequences, of existing and proposed policies on sexual assault victims/survivors. NYSCASA responds to requests for feedback about policies and also recommends policies that would improve sexual assault intervention and prevention services.

What is NYSCASA’s legislative agenda?

Our current legislative agenda is outlined below. Please contact NYSCASA at if you have any questions or comments.

  • Adult Survivors Act
  • Comprehensive sexuality education
  • Expanded access to crime victim compensation
  • Expanded paths to healing and justice for survivors of sexual violence
  • Improvements to sexual harassment laws, sexual assault laws, and related policies and laws

See our Bill Status Report to view the status of bills in the NYS legislature that NYSCASA supports.

How do I get involved?

See below for information about how to contact your legislators. See our Policy Action Center for scripts you can use to engage your elected officials.

How do I contact my legislators?

Use the links below to contact your legislators.

Add Your Voice to Our Policy Campaigns

 Get Help

If you have been sexually assaulted, call the New York State Hotline for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.


 Find Crisis Centers

Search our program directory to find a rape crisis center in your area.


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