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84% of people believe that sexual violence is the #1 issue facing women today.

In a national survey conducted by the Washington Post and Kaiser Family Foundation, 84% of women and 83% of men ranked “reducing domestic violence and sexual assault” as the highest priority issue for improving the lives of women. With your support, MCASA is working every day to do just that. Our staff works with institutions, […]

Frontline Winter 2016 Issue

This month marks the beginning of the new legislative session in Maryland. MCASA continues to have an active voice in Annapolis and looks forward to continuing to advocate for policies to end sexual violence. This legislative session, we will continue to press forward with bills to maintain funding for services for sexual assault survivors, limit […]

MCASA in the News: Washington County official faces scrutiny over comments, Facebook posting

An appointee to the Washington County Board of Commissioners is being criticized for his conduct, including derogatory comments about women and racist postings to social media. The appointment of Vincent “Woody” Spong is subject to state Senate confirmation, and a number of parties have come forward expressing concern and encouraging the Senate to reject the […]

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Featured Events

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February 20, 2016

2016 Teen Domestic Violence Summit

Location: Charles H. Flowers High School 1001 Ardwick Ardmore Road, Springdale, MD 20774

Description: Purpose: To bring awareness to alarming teen dating violence statistics as well as to provide an official platform for students to discuss various preventative methods.

February 22, 2016

Bringing in the Bystander In-Person Prevention Program (BITB)

Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Description: Prevention Innovations Research Center (PIRC) of the University of New Hampshire is hosting a Bringing in the Bystander In-Person Prevention Program. BITB a full-day workshop intended to train facilitators on bringing the BITB program to their campus communities. Although the curriculum focuses on campus sexual, relationship violence and stalking prevention, the regional training is open to any individual who would like to register and attend.

February 23, 2016

Regional Campus Training

Location: Carroll Community College, United States

Description: The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) would like to extend an invitation to attend our Campus Training for the Mid-Maryland Region, co-sponsored by Carroll Community College . This one-day training will be held from 9 A.M.-5 P.M. on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Carroll Community College (1601 Washington Road, Westminster, MD 21157). This is the fourth of MCASA’s regional trainings for colleges and universities and will focus on sexual violence prevention and response on campus, particularly, survivor-centered responses to reports of sexual violence.

Registration will be open to campus investigators, police, administrators and staff, counselors, students, and advocates in the Mid-Maryland Region.

This training will address the following topics:

An overview of sexual violence and trauma
Sexual violence prevention
Legal issues regarding the college response to sexual assault
The myths regarding false reports
Trauma-informed survivor interview practice
Lunch will be generously provided by Carroll Community College.

Event information is available on our website at:

The registration page may be accessed at

If you have any questions, please contact MCASA at or call our office at 301-328-7023.

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