Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) is an organization working at the state and national levels to prevent sexual violence. Incepted in 1975, PCAR continues to use its voice to challenge public attitudes, raise public awareness, and effect critical changes in public policy, protocols and responses to sexual violence. To provide quality services to victims/survivors of sexual violence and their significant others, PCAR works in concert with its statewide network of 52 rape crisis centers. In addition to providing technical assistance in a variety of areas, the role of PCAR is to oversee the rape crises centers’ contracts, monitor relevant legislation and public policy issues, provide educational trainings and create public awareness campaigns.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), founded by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, opened in July 2000 as the nation’s principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence. The NSVRC provides national leadership in the anti-sexual violence movement by generating and facilitating the development and flow of information on sexual violence intervention and prevention.
California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)
The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) provides the unifying vision and voice to all Californians speaking out against sexual violence. CALCASA’s leadership at both the state and national level brings support, justice and hope to victim/survivors of sexual assault, and those who work to eradicate this pervasive problem in our communities. The needs of sexual violence victim/survivors as well as the prevention approaches designed to stop sexual assault, guide CALCASA as it works to impact public policy, educate the public, and provide resources to all those working to end sexual violence.
The Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA) consists of 33-community-based rape crisis centers located throughout the state. As the alliance of local rape crisis centers in Illinois, ICASA has been a conduit for state and federal funds since 1982. The coalition has established groundbreaking legislative victories on behalf of rape victims, implemented policies and standards for rape crisis center’s work with victims and spearheaded extensive research on sexual assault prevention education programs. The coalition’s 33 member centers provide crisis services 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week, 365-days-a-year in addition to providing advocacy and counseling for victims and conducting prevention education programs for youth and professional training for allies.
www.mcasa.org Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC)
The Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting public health activities in the United States.
CDC’s focus is not only on scientific excellence but also on the essential spirit that is CDC – to protect the health of all people. CDC keeps humanity at the forefront of its mission to ensure health protection through promotion, prevention, prevention, and preparedness.
Composed of the Office of the Director, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and six Coordinating Centers/Offices, including environmental health and injury prevention, health information services, health promotion, infectious diseases, global health and terrorism preparedness and emergency response, CDC employs more than 14,000 employees in 54 countries and in 170 occupations.
The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) is the statewide collective voice advocating for accessible, compassionate care for survivors of sexual violence, and accountability for all offenders. MCASA actively works to end sexual violence in the state of Maryland through public policy, education, community outreach, technical assistance, and legal services.
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