NJCASA is in favor ofA3249 and A3250 / S164, which serve as good first steps to ensure that victims of crime aren’t denied autonomy over their bodies while the courts pursue criminal or civil accountability for perpetrators. Learn more from our full statement.
NJCASA advocates for SJR79, which would establish a commission to study sexual misconduct by staff against people who are incarcerated in N.J. prisons, including adherence to the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).
NJCASA is in favor of A2748, which would create criminal penalties for nonconsensually removing a condom or other sexual protective device during sexual activity (commonly known as “stealthing”).
NJCASA strenuously opposes proposed changes to federal Title IX requirements, specifically concerning the proposed harsh definition of sexual harassment, change to geography of where schools must respond, and change to the standard of evidence used for deciding cases involving sexual violence. Read our full federal comment here.
NJCASA advocated for S875 / A1711, which created a bill of rights for survivors of sexual violence. Learn more.
NJCASA supported S2707, which created a statewide taskforce to address child sexual abuse prevention.
NJCASA advocated for and testified in support of S477/A3648’s expansion of the civil statute of limitations for survivors of sexual violence. Learn more.
NJCASA supported A1827 / S2171, the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Law, which guarantees the right for N.J. workers to accrue and take paid sick leave without loss of wages. NJCASA recognizes the physical, mental, and emotional effects of sexual violence that may necessitate time away from work.
NJCASA advocated for and testified in support of A2167/ S1739, which strengthens and expands training on sexual violence for our state’s law enforcement officers. Learn more.