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Freedom from Sexual Violence

Committees & Groups

CCASA coordinates the following committees and groups to support our and our members’ work:

Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee

The AOC helps to inform and guide CCASA’s anti-oppression work internally with board and staff, and externally through our programs and services. Past work has included:

  • informing the development of CCASA’s inclusiveness statement and blueprint, definition of justice, and strategic plan
  • providing input on the development of resources and programming
  • participating on training/conference planning and staff hiring committees
  • writing public statements

The AOC meets at least once a quarter via web/phone or in-person meetings, with additional meetings or work as needed. CCASA members from diverse backgrounds/experiences, who are actively involved with CCASA and are familiar with our work, can apply to participate on the AOC. For more information, contact Brie Franklin, Executive Director, at brie@ccasa.org or 303-839-0029.

Aspiring White Allies Group

CCASA members and partners who want to grow in their ally-ship to address racism and its intersection with sexual violence and other forms of oppression can participate on the AWAG through monthly web/phone or in-person meetings in order to learn, develop skills, and work to hold themselves, each other, and our communities accountable. For more information, contact Brie Franklin, Executive Director, at brie@ccasa.org or 303-839-0029.

Communities of Color Alliance

CCASA members and partners who identify as a person of color and who want to create community, raise awareness, and promote practices and policies that recognize the intersections of race, sexual violence, and other forms of oppression are invited to join CCASA’s efforts to increase and sustain leadership opportunities within communities of color. Those interested and committed to change can participate on the CoCA through monthly web/phone or in-person meetings. For more information, contact Agueda Morgan, Director of Programs, at agueda@ccasa.org or 303-625-9565, or Raana Simmons, Director of Policy, at raana@ccasa.org or 303-625-9564.

Forensic Compliance Team

CCASA and the Office for Victims Programs in the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice co-chair the Forensic Compliance Team (FCT), which is a statewide, multidisciplinary group that works to ensure victim-centered implementation of Colorado’s forensic compliance laws as well as address related sexual assault policy issues, as they arise.

In 2013 the FCT published the report, “Forensic Compliance in Colorado: An Examination of System Response to Sexual Assault.” Since then, the FCT has been working to develop guidelines, training, and resources for implementing Colorado’s new anonymous reporting option for forensic evidence collection, as well as identifying other needs, potential policy changes, and training/outreach.

For more information about the FCT, contact Raana Simmons, CCASA Director of Policy, at raana@ccasa.org or 303-625-9564.

Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee helps to plan and implement activities to raise awareness of CCASA in the community as well as to increase financial support for our work. Interested community members can contact Brie Franklin, Executive Director, at brie@ccasa.org or 303-839-0029, for more information.

Policy Committee

The Policy Committee helps inform CCASA’s policy agenda and work. Visit our Public Policy webpage for more information about our past and current policy work. CCASA members who are interested in participating on the Policy Committee should contact Raana Simmons, Director of Policy, at raana@ccasa.org or 303-625-9564.