NJCASA is in favor of A5643 and A5646, 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 aligns with the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence in regards to child sexual abuse prevention and urges more consideration of prevention efforts through the creation of a statewide, expert-comprised taskforce inS2707.
NJCASA advocates for S875 / A1711, which would create a Bill of Rights for survivors of sexual violence and ensure that survivors understand and can fully access the full range of legal rights and options available to them.
NJCASA advocates for SJR74, 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 S2766, 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 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 here.