— Influencing Legislation
Since 1984, the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault has effectively influenced many pieces of legislation that help prevent sexual assault and protect survivors.
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Provides protection, information, and accommodations for Colorado students experiencing harassment or discrimination.
Prohibits medical professionals from performing intimate exams on sedated or unconscious patients without patients’ specific, informed consent.
Created a task force to study victim and survivor awareness and responsiveness training programs for judicial personnel.
Prohibits medical facilities from charging survivors for forensic medical exams (FME) and associated costs; creates statewide system for survivors to track status of their FMEs.
Allocated $48 million in one-time funding to system-based and community-based programs.
Established an Office of Liaison for MMIR in the Department of Public Safety.
Protects health of survivors by expanding access to drugs that prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV.
Updated legal definition of felony sexual assault to make it easier to understand and align with unlawful sexual contact.
Eliminated the criminal statute of limitations for child sex abuse.
Made the communications between a sexual assault victim and victim advocate confidential.
Criminalized rape within marriage.