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SAAM Kick-Off and Lobby Day

Advocates, lawmakers and members of the general public came together for a special event and lobby day.

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An Update from the 2016 Dare to Dream Fund Recipient

Ellie MacGregor, the 2016 Gail Burns-Smith “Dare to Dream” Fund Award Recipient, shares her success story.

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Where Do You Stand CT? A Call to Action

Men currently working in the field of sexual violence prevention will share their tools and techniques with other men throughout the state. Registration is open!

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Culturally Relevant Responses for Latinx Victims/Survivors

Advocates learned about some of the needs, barriers, and cultural dynamics when working with survivors of sexual violence in Latinx communities.

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Introducing The Alliance Interns of Summer 2016

The Alliance is excited to introduce three new interns that will be working with us over the next few months: Kristina, Olivia and Leann.

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Transforming Justice: A Training with Tiq and Kim Katrin Milan

This will be an in-depth look at the experience of sexual violence, emphasizing Black, Native and Latinx LGBTQ people.

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Ivonne Zucco, Executive Director of The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education

Advocates and Allies Kick Off SAAM with General Assembly Members

Advocates and allies gathered in Hartford on the National Day of Action to kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

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Radio La Bomba Discusses Sexual Violence in Latinx Communities

Radio La Bomba invites one of our Victim Advocates to discuss sexual violence in Latinx communities on the Morning Show with DJ Metrix.

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Dare to Dream Fund Now Accepting Applications

A scholarship or stipend will be granted to an individual who displays leadership and commitment to sexual violence prevention and victim advocacy.

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The Needs of African American Survivors of Sexual Assault

A new study focused on the distinct experiences, responses and needs of African American women who are victims and survivors of sexual assault.

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Multidisciplinary Training on Sex Offender Supervision Best Practices

The Alliance, DOC, CSSD, and the Connection held a day-long training for advocates, parole and probation officers and treatment providers.

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New Name Celebration!

CONNSACS celebrated our official NEW NAME, Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence, with a special cake.

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CONNSACS Quarterly Prevention Meeting

September 8th, 2015, 10:00 am to 11:30 am. We will be discussing the Where Do You Stand? CT Campaign
and updates from the RPE meeting at the National Sexual Assault Conference.

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CONNSACS Training: Connecticut Men: Where do you stand?

Join the conversation about how men can help to prevent sexual violence!
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, CT

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CONNSACS Highlights Voices of Latin@ Survivors of Sexual Violence

Corazón Lastimado, or Healing the Wounded Heart, is a survivor art project that seeks to highlight voices of Latin@ survivors of sexual violence.

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CONNSACS Chosen to Participate in Safe States’ Evaluation Institute

CONNSACS staff members traveled to Atlanta in May to participate in an intensive two-day Evaluation Institute, hosted by Safe States and the American Public Health Association.

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CONNSACS’ Women of Color Caucus Against Sexual Violence Holds Annual Retreat

WOCCASA holds a retreat annually to allow members a chance to take a step back from their daily tasks and focus on working purposefully in the anti-sexual violence movement with an anti-oppression framework.

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CONNSACS Is Working with the State to Prevent Sexual Violence in Schools

CONNSACS is working with DCF, SDE, advocates and community members to create a statewide sexual violence prevention plan that will be implemented in grades K-12 across Connecticut.

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Governor Malloy Pledges to Address Kit Backlog

Governor Malloy pledged to form a statewide, multidisciplinary working group to address Connecticut’s backlog of 879 sexual assault evidence collection kits.

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CONNSACS 2015 End of Session Legislative Report

Read about legislation that affected sexual assault victims and survivors in the 2015 Connecticut Legislative Session

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Te Creemos: Video de concientización sobre la violencia sexual (We Believe You: Sexual Assault Awareness Video)

This short video was produced by the CONNSACS Spanish Response Team, a group of bilingual/bicultural Spanish-speaking advocates who serve victims/survivors at sexual assault crisis services programs throughout the state.

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To Be Young, Gifted & Afro-Latina: 30 Afro-Latinas You Should Know

In recognition of International Women’s Day.

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New Victim-Centered Laws Go Into Effect

Big Wins in the 2014 Legislative Session for Sexual Assault Victims.

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Male Lawmakers Participate in Bystander Intervention Training

During the 2014 legislative session, more than half of the Connecticut General Assembly’s male lawmakers signed on to CT’s first statewide sexual violence prevention campaign, Where Do You Stand?

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CONNSACS’ College Consortium to End Sexual Violence

CONNSACS’ College Consortium to End Sexual Violence’ has announced the meeting dates for the 2014–2015 school year.

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CONNSACS Advocates Learn more about New CT Laws

CONNSACS advocates are spending the morning learning more about Connecticut’s new Civil Protective Orders from the Office of Victim Services.

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CONNSACS Testifies in Support of HB 6498

CONNSACS staff, advocates and interns went to CT’s Legislative Office Building yesterday to testify in support of HB 6498, An Act Concerning the Timely Transfer and Processing of Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kits.

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Talking consent with your kids can be simple.

Check out this video for tips!

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Hundreds Join CONNSACS for Annual Meeting & Breakfast

On Thursday, April 17, over 100 sexual assault victim advocates and community service providers joined CONNSACS for our Annual Meeting & Breakfast at the Pond House in West Hartford.

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Check out events that are happening statewide.

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