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Special Projects

— Initiatives

Special Projects

There are many ways CCASA is able to address the issue of sexual violence in the state of Colorado. Our special projects are initiatives we take on, often in conjunction with other agencies or individuals, to address and prevent sexual assault in our communities.

Current Projects

— Community Solutions

CCASA Restorative & Transformative Justice Projects

The Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault is excited to continue to grow our projects focused on supporting communities in Colorado to explore, learn, and work toward implementing restorative and transformative practices to address sexual violence. CCASA hosts monthly learning communities, provides technical assistance, develops new curriculum, and serves as a hub in Colorado for agencies and practitioners seeking to innovatively develop and work toward creating community specific restorative options statewide. For more information or to be added to the listserv, contact Casey at casey@ccasa.org.

— Research

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 the 2nd Judicial District and the 9th Judicial District. For more information, contact Lisa Ingarfield, CFCEP Director, lisa@ccasa.org.

Past Projects

— Networking

Colorado Latinx Leadership Network

The Colorado Latinx Leadership Network was created to provide professional development opportunities and support to bilingual/bicultural Latinx advocates. Often there may only be one bilingual/bicultural Latinx staff person within mainstream sexual assault and domestic violence service organizations, which can lead to isolation and burn out. This project allowed CCASA to explore ways of creating networking, learning, and skill-building opportunities for Latinx advocates, with the intent of reducing staff turnover and, thereby, strengthening and increasing access to culturally relevant services for Latinx survivors of sexual violence in Colorado.

— Partnership

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. For more information and to view the videos, visit the Digital Storytelling Page.

— Learning

Prison Rape Elimination Act Project

CCASA hosted a 2-day statewide PREA Training in 2018, a series of webinars in 2019, and workshops at the 2019 Colorado Advocacy in Action Conference. CCASA also developed a PREA toolkit, and an online training module; and CCASA partnered with the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center to examine the intersections of PREA and the Colorado Victim Rights Act. For more information, contact Agueda at agueda@ccasa.org.