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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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CONNSACS SPONSORS THE MANDELL JCC NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE AND CAMPUS SCREENING OF BRAVE MISS WORLD

Join CONNSACS staff for “Reel Talk” following the 18th Annual Mandell JCC Hartford Jewish Film Festival New England premier of Brave Miss World.

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Apply now for the Gail Burns-Smith “Dare to Dream” Scholarship/Stipend

The Gail Burns-Smith “Dare to Dream” Fund was established in 2004 upon the retirement of former CONNSACS Executive Director Gail Burns-Smith to honor her 22 years of service dedicated to ending sexual violence.

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CONNSACS ENGAGES MEDIA IN NEW CAMPAIGN TO ADDRESS SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN LATIN@* COMMUNITIES

CONNSACS hosted a Media event with Connecticut’s leading Latin@ reporters to share and discuss new materials, messages, and outreach to Latin@ communities in Connecticut.

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Where Do You Stand?

On February 18, 2014 CONNSACS will be offering two workshops for men to learn how they can be a part of the solution to prevent sexual violence at 10AM and 5:30PM.

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CONNSACS Invited to join U.S. Senator Blumenthal at Roundtables on Campus Sexual Assault

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal has asked CONNSACS to assist in organizing a series of roundtable discussions with students, survivors, sexual assault victim advocates, campus staff and administrators to learn more about campus sexual violence in our state.

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CONNSACS Celebrates 30 Years of Advocacy

On Thursday, May 9th, over 125 supporters gathered to celebrate CONNSACS’ 30th anniversary with a gala at the Governor’s Residence in Hartford.

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APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

It’s time to talk about child sexual abuse.

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Where Do You Stand?

Check out our new campaign to engage Connecticut men in sexual violence prevention!

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Connecticut Rose!

We rose in Hartford! Thank you to everyone who rose up, spoke out, and danced as part of One Billion Rising. The energy was palpable, the dancing was incredible, and the speakers were powerful. This was truly a historic event.

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CONNSACS Releases the 2012 Campus Report Card

On January 17, 2013, CONNSACS joined college administrators, victim advocates, legislators, and educators at Trinity College for the release of the 2012 Campus Report Card.

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