The Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) provides leadership and resources for sexual assault programs and allies to prevent sexual violence while promoting a comprehensive, socially just response for all victims/survivors. We support, convene, and collaborate with sexual assault programs, advocates, prosecutors, law enforcement officers to promote a more victim-centered response to sexual violence, and increase effective criminal justice. Our prevention programs take action before someone is harmed, and we work with policy makers and elected officials for laws and programs that fight sexual violence.
MNCASA provides (1) Victim and Survivor Support by helping partner programs and medical personnel, law enforcement, and legal and social service providers deliver state of the art victim advocacy and support; (2) Prevention Support by developing the capacity of partner programs and others to design and implement effective community-level primary prevention strategies; (3) Policy Reforms through public policy education and advocacy; and (4) Systems Change by developing capacity in medical, criminal justice, social service, and judicial systems to incorporate a coordinated and victim-centered approach into their responses.
About the Sexual Violence Justice Institute at MNCASA:
The Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI) is a project of the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) that promotes justice for victims of sexual violence through collaboration, leadership, training and technical assistance. When cases are investigated and prosecuted effectively, victims can feel more comfortable reporting rape and other sexual violence. That’s why SVJI works with teams in communities to increase prosecution and provide a victim-centered response to sexual assault.