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Call to Action: This is more than unpaid lotto tickets!

by Northwest CASA

Alert! Alert! Alert! – We need your help now! As you may know, the House did not pass Senate Bill 2046, which includes funds for domestic violence, sexual assault services, and many more social services across our state. Prior to the House considering SB 2046, Governor Rauner had announced he would veto the bill. We […]

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

by Northwest CASA

Since April of every year is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we felt it would be appropriate to post some statistics regarding sexual assault to help raise awareness of these staggering numbers. The following statistics were published by the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault in By the Numbers: Sexual Violence Statistics. Sexual assault is […]

Keeping Children Safe

by Northwest CASA

The occurrence of sexual abuse among children is more prevalent than many suspect. Unfortunately, most children know their offender(s) and often times are related to them. Considering all the myths surrounding child sexual assault, many studies have shown that social class does not factor in the risk for child sexual abuse. Northwest CASA would like […]

Sexual Assault and the Priviledged Perpetrator

by Northwest CASA

Over the years many of us have come into contact with media coverage highlighting a perpetrator of sexual assault or abuse who appears to be entitled. By privilege we mean “a right or immunity granted as an advantage or favor especially to some and not others”. The groups in this case are the rich and/or […]

Rape Is NOT…

by Northwest CASA

RAPE IS ABOUT UNCONTROLABLE SEXUAL AROUSAL! WOMEN SAY THEY ARE RAPED TO GET REVENGE! These are just a few of the myths surrounding the topic of rape and sexual assault in our society today. We decided for this month’s post we would concentrate on dispelling a few major myths that pollute the mind of so many […]

Sexual Assault Q & A

by Northwest CASA

Please post any type of question you have about sexual assault or dating violence. Your questions may be medical, legal, factual or emotional and will be answered by our expert and experienced staff.