The Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA) provides leadership, advocacy, and support to address and prevent sexual violence. Our vision is for Colorado communities to promote safety, justice, and healing for survivors and foster healthy, respectful, consensual interactions.
CCASA was founded in 1984 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit to be the collective voice of rape crisis advocates across the state of Colorado. Today, our membership includes over 100 sexual assault survivors, victim advocates, rape crisis centers, dual domestic violence and sexual assault programs, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, public health agencies, college and university campuses, medical professionals, offender treatment programs, public officials, as well as other organizations and concerned individuals throughout Colorado.
Quotes from CCASA's annual membership survey:
"CCASA is a vital education and support source for professional and victims."
"CCASA helps keep agencies informed with new and upcoming changes within the field."
"Without CCASA my ability be aware of, learn and forward information essential to serving victims of sexual assault in a timely manner would be extremely challenging."
"CCASA has a strong, educated and empowered voice, supporting survivors of sexual assault in a number of vital ways."
"It takes a village to do this work. Some of us are the emergency responders and some of us make sure that we have all the tools we need in our tool box. CCASA fills the tool box and make sure the tools are working."