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MARYLAND COALITION AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT INC

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Causes: Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Protection Against Abuse

Mission: To help prevent sexual assault, advocate for accessible, compassionate care for survivors of sexual violence, and work to hold offenders accountable.

Geographic areas served: Maryland

Programs: Legal services- the sexual assault legal institute (sali) is a program of mcasa that provides direct legal services for survivors of sexual violence. Sali also provides technical assistance and training for attorney's, rape crisis and recovery center staff and volunteers, and other professionals working with survivors

community outreach and technical assistance activities - (1) sexual assault forensic examiner (safe) coordination, linking specially trained healthcare providers to promote consistency and high standards in evidence collection and treatment across the state (2) college project assisting colleges and universities across maryland in the establishment of sexual violence task forces on campus (3) sexual assault response team (sart) initiative creating multi-disciplinary inter-agency teams to offer comprensive, sensitive, and coordinated interventions for sexual violence surviros (4) women of color network promoting education, advocacy, and leadership in communities of color in order to improve service delivery to victims we also provide technical assistance to professionals and serve as a clearinghouse for information on sexual violence realted issues, in addition to providing the following resouces statewide mcasa's quarterly newsletter, frontline, sexual assault brochures, manuals, directories, and other literature.

prevention- mcasa's prevention program educates marylanders to raise awareness about and reduce the incidence of sexual violence the program (1) supports statewide sexual assault awareness campaigns,(2) diseminates information on sexual violence across the state,(3) focuses primary prevention efforts on college students and (4) develops products and strategies to support public education in partnership with the states rape crisis and recovery centers

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