Social Justice

NYSCASA’s mission is to end all forms of sexual violence and exploitation, and to address the impacts of sexual assault. NYSCASA recognizes that:

  • sexual violence is a human rights violation
  • all people and all communities are affected by sexual violence
  • the roots of sexual violence are based in oppression
  • in order to eliminate sexual violence, we must transform our culture


We commit ourselves to the following principles in order to minimize the incidence and impact of sexual violence:

  • victims and survivors must be empowered to recover emotionally and physically
  • perpetrators must be held accountable
  • communities must be educated about the root causes and impacts of sexual violence
  • social institutions must eliminate all forms of discrimination and oppression
  • all people across their life spans must have access to accurate information, enabling them to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health
  • all people must have access to affordable, comprehensive healthcare
  • all people must be equal under the law


NYSCASA Statements

Training and Tools

Anti-Racism as Violence Prevention: Videos and Discussion Guides from Futures Without Violence

These videos and discussion guides are intended to be used by domestic and sexual violence advocates and activists to spark conversations on the ways that racism and oppression have shaped our anti-violence movements and how we can dismantle racism in our organizations and communities. In these videos, you will hear from advocates and organizers who discuss their own experiences, perceptions, and journeys of practicing anti-racism as a means of ending gender-based and intimate violence.

Video Series: Voices from Our Movement: a 3-part video series on ending racism and oppression as the heart of our anti-violence movement


Prevention Through Liberation Webinar Series from the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

These webinars hosted by the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence cover aspects of their Prevention Through Liberation project, which centers culturally-specific primary prevention efforts in communities throughout Oregon.

Webinar topics:

  • Introduction to Prevention Through Liberation
  • Historical Trauma and Implications for Prevention
  • Building Community and Preventing Violence with Latinx Youth
  • Evaluation: Creating Change and Measuring Impact
  • Culturally-responsive Learning and Evaluation


Teaching Tolerance: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center

Articles, Newsletters and Curricula

  • Perspectives for a Diverse America
  • Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot
  • Teaching Standing Rock
  • School Administrators: Are you ready?  – Suggestions on how to keep schools safe as teachers face increasingly volatile school environments.


  • Let’s Talk! Discussing Whiteness
  • Let’s Talk! Black Lives Matter
  • Gender Savvy: Creating an inclusive school climate
  • Extreme Prejudice
  • Teaching ‘The New Jim Crow’ with Michelle Alexander

Prevention Through Liberation: Theory and Practice of Anti-Oppression as Primary Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence by the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, 2018.

The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story by Human Rights Project for Girls, Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality, and Ms. Foundation for Women, 7/20/15.

Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women by African American Policy Forum and Center for Intersectionality and Policy Studies, 7/17/15.

Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced, and Underprotected by African American Policy Forum and Center for Intersectionality and Policy Studies, 2/4/15.


African American Policy Forum


National Indigenous Women Resource Center


National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault


Women of Color Network, Inc.

 Get Help

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


 Find Crisis Centers

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