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Freedom from Sexual Violence

Special Projects

Current Projects

Colorado Forensic Compliance Evaluation Project

This project explores and documents how forensic compliance is currently being implemented, and tracks forensic compliance cases from the medical forensic exam through prosecution in two jurisdictions, the 2nd Judicial District (Denver County) and the 9th Judicial District (Garfield, Pitkin, and Rio Blanco Counties). For more information, contact Lisa Ingarfield, CFCEP Director, lisa@ccasa.org.

Colorado Rural Initiative to Strengthen Sexual Assault Services

The CRISSAS project supports the development and expansion of services to Latinx and Native American survivors of sexual assault. We are working with four project sites, the Domestic Safety Resource Center in Lamar, the Hispanic Affairs Project in Montrose, Sexual Assault Response Advocates in Fort Morgan, and Sexual Assault Services Organization in Durango. Additionally, this grant supports the development of resources, training, and technical assistance for other rural communities interested in building their capacity to serve these populations. For more information, contact Agueda Morgan, Director of Programs, agueda@ccasa.org.

PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Project 2019

Through this project, CCASA is 1) hosting a series of 5 webinars and a special workshop at our annual conference, and is developing an online training module, which are focused on serving survivors who are incarcerated, 2) developing a brochure with information for survivors who are incarcerated, and 3) working with the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center to examine the intersections of PREA and the Colorado Victim Rights Act to determine gaps in policy and practice, and develop recommendations for addressing those. Additionally, CCASA staff are available to provide individualized technical assistance and training to community-based advocates and prison staff on PREA issues. For more information, contact Agueda Morgan, Director of Programs, agueda@ccasa.org.

Past Projects

Digital Storytelling Project

CCASA partnered with The Center for Digital Storytelling on this project sponsored by Moms Fight Back to tell the stories of those impacted by sexual violence in Colorado. The digital stories created for the CCASA Digital Storytelling Project were shared publicly during April 2015 for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Our hope was to create digital stories that can expand the public understanding of sexual violence in Colorado and deepen our collective community commitment to supporting survivors and preventing this crime. For more information and to view the videos, click here.

PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) Project 2018

Through this project, CCASA hosted a 2-day statewide PREA Training in May 2018 as well as developed a PREA toolkit that explains PREA and how community-based advocates can respond to victims who are incarcerated. Additionally, CCASA staff were available to provide individualized technical assistance and training to community-based advocates and prison staff on PREA issues. For more information, contact Agueda Morgan, Director of Programs, agueda@ccasa.org.