Mission

The mission of the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA) is to promote the compassionate and just treatment of survivors and their loved ones; foster collaborative relationships between community systems; and affect attitudinal and behavioral changes in society as we work toward the elimination of sexual violence against all people.

NJCASA ADVOCATES

  • Survivor-centered public policy and legislation at national, state and county levels
  • Denim Day awareness activities
  • Informed media coverage of sexual violence in New Jersey
  • Culturally competent and accessible services

NJCASA LEADS

  • Best practices for intervention and prevention strategies
  • Model programs to serve survivors with developmental disabilities and mental illness
  • Sexual Violence Program standards and advocate certification
  • Technical assistance and training in evaluation
  • Awareness and access to culturally competent services
  • Statewide AmeriCorps program to increase civic engagement, volunteerism, and advocacy
  • College Consortium to strengthen services and prevention on campuses

NJCASA TRAINS

  • Curricula for law enforcement on survivor-centered responses to sexual assault
  • Media literacy curriculum on how to influence media messages that affect social norms
  • Training Institute workshops for service providers, prevention practitioners and the public through the Training Institute
  • Customized presentations

NJCASA Promotes Prevention

  • Statewide strategic plan to prevent the perpetration of violence before it occurs
  • Bystander programs designed for high schools and colleges
  • Connecting risk factors in common with child abuse, bullying, gang violence, dating violence and domestic violence
  • Statewide survey on social and gender norms
  • Customized curriculum on media’s influence on sexual violence