Re-launching the Enhancing Sexual Assault Services Initiative (E-SASI)

Thanks to a partnership with CVSSD, each program selected to participate in E-SASI will receive $20,000 in Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds.

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (OCADSV) in partnership with the Oregon Department of Justice Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division (CVSSD), is pleased to offer the Enhancing Sexual Assault Services Initiative (E-SASI). This 18-month initiative will provide up to six sexual and domestic violence (S/DV) programs across the state an opportunity to receive specialized support in enhancing sexual assault advocacy services.

E-SASI will utilize a four-pronged approach focused on building capacity within:

Individual skills

Anti-oppression work

Organizational development

Trauma-informed practices

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Applications are due March 18th, 2019.

Raising Sexual Violence Awareness Through Reading: Young Adult Literature and Youth Outreach

A book can be a window to the world or a mirror into one’s self. Young Adult Literature, or YA Lit, consists of books with teen readers and teen topics in mind. These books have become so popular that it is customary for them to have their own bookstore and library sections. They allow readers to look out into the experiences of other youth, or deeper into themselves while exploring a myriad of topics, such as sexual violence. 

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