Public Policy and Legislation

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.


Does NYSCASA have a legislative agenda? Our current legislative agenda is outlined below. Please contact Selena Bennett-Chambers at if you have any questions or comments.

  • Child Victims Act and Child Victims Act Extension
  • Adult Survivors Act
  • Comprehensive Sexuality Education
  • Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act
  • Full Regimen of HIV PEP medication for survivors of sexual violence at no cost to the survivor
  • Improvements to Sexual Harassment Laws, Sexual Assault Laws and related policies and laws

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.

 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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