Enjoy the benefits of MNCASA membership
MNCASA members tell us they receive excellent training, services, learning opportunities, information and technical assistance that help them to help victims. MNCASA connects them to a network of like-missioned colleagues.
Training and services
MNCASA offers training and educational materials to programs providing services to victim/survivors. We also work in communities with other professionals that victims/survivors interact with, such as law enforcement, medical personnel, prosecutors, and social services.
MNCASA holds quarterly Coalition meetings and Volunteer/Crisis Services Coordinator meetings, providing a platform for service providers across the state to exchange ideas, resources and support. These meetings are also an opportunity to hear your ideas, respond to questions, and explore new strategies.
Information and technical assistance
We also keep our members informed of policy initiatives, emerging trends, current local, state and national funding initiatives, employment opportunities, training opportunities, surveys, studies and statistics.
- Webinars. We maintain a library of webinars on topics of importance to members, and respond to requests for technical assistance.
- Annual Training Opportunities. We provide training for our members based on feedback from the field. Training topics include train the trainer, legal advocacy, and newly emerging issues.
- Legal Advocacy Technical Manual. This online manual is a resource for recent changes in Minnesota law and policy, as well as commonly asked questions regarding legal proceedings relating to sexual assault and prosecution.
- Media Manual. Reporting on sexual assault requires special sensitivity and knowledge about victims, perpetrators, law and psychology. MNCASA's Media Manual covers key concepts, addresses rape myths, and emphasizes the importance of language in accruacy and impartiality.