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284 West 400 North
Salt Lake City Utah 84103 
Tel 801.746.0404 
Fax 801.746.2929 

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Statewide 24-hour Rape Crisis and Information Hotline
1.888.421.1100

 

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Our Offices

UCASA offices are located at 284 West 400 North in Salt Lake City, Utah (the Northeast corner of the intersection of 300 West and 400 North).screen-shot-2016-11-11-at-3-55-02-pm

Parking for our offices is located just North of the building.

Directions:

Driving- To get to UCASA take the Exit 309, 600 North, off from I-15 and turn East.  Make a right turn onto 300 West.  Travel South to 400 North and make a left U-Turn; turn right at the parking lot just North of the building on the Northeast corner of the 400 North and 300 West intersection.

Public Transportation- UCASA offices are available directly from the 455, 460, 462, 470, and 471 UTA bus lines.  The nearest Trax stops to UCASA are the North Temple Front Runner Stop, North Temple Bridge on the Green line, and the Arena stop on the Blue line.

New Executive Director Announcement

UTAH COALITION AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTORturner-c-bitton-headshot

October 31, 2016

Contact: Turner C. Bitton

Cell: 801-564-3860

Email: turner@ucasa.org

Salt Lake City, October 31, 2016– The Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault is pleased to announce Turner C. Bitton as its new executive director. Mr. Bitton brings a diverse background of nonprofit and for-profit experience to the Coalition, most recently as Membership Coordinator at Equality Utah, Utah’s LGBTQ advocacy organization. Bitton begins his new position at the Coalition today and will begin full responsibilities immediately.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault, I am delighted to welcome Turner C. Bitton as the new executive director,” said Board Chair Laurie Hofmann. “His wealth of experience and demonstrated leadership in service to our community will help the Coalition move forward in its mission to strengthen the effectiveness of sexual violence education, prevention and response in Utah.”

As executive director of the Coalition, Bitton will oversee an organization that works to build awareness of the pervasive issue of sexual assault in our communities and to foster a society where sexual violence is no longer tolerated.

Members of the public and media are invited to a meet and greet with Turner on November 29th at 7pm at the UCASA office located at 284 W 400 N Salt Lake City, Utah 84103. Additional information will be provided about this event as planning progresses.

Originally named the Coalition of Advocates for Utah Survivors’ Empowerment (CAUSE), UCASA was established in 1996 with federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) funding as a statewide coordinating coalition of rape crisis providers and a response to a critical lack of communication and continuity among sexual violence service providers throughout the state. Since that time the organization has grown statewide and supports the work of local victim advocacy organizations.

“It is an honor to join the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault — the work of this organization is needed more now than ever,” Bitton said. “Our understanding of sexual assault as a ‘women’s’ issue’ is evolving and new approaches, leadership, and public policy solutions are needed. I look forward to working with our coalition members, partners, and the community to eliminate the scourge of sexual assault in our society.”

Bitton uses a data-centered approach to fund development and has lectured, spoken, and presented on the intersections between political engagement, donor cultivation, and digital organizing. Bitton is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Utah Nonprofits Association, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, and the Grant Professionals Association. Turner also serves on the Board of Directors of several organizations and is well-known for his commitment to community service. Bitton lives in Ogden with his husband Chase and their ­­­two dogs Charley and Moose.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Turner C. Bitton by phone at 801-564-3860 or email at www.ucasa.org. Below is a current list of the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault’s Board of Directors.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

Laurie Hofmann – Board Chair

Yolanda Francisco-Nez – Past Board Chair

Janaee Stone – Secretary

Joseph Moratalla – Treasurer

DIRECTORS:

Lauren Mickelson – Fundraising Chair

Justin Boardman – Nominating Chair

Michelle Worthen – Director

Emmylou Manwill – Director

Kathi Sjoberg – Director

Chris Forbes – Director

If you would like more information about the Board of Directors, please contact Laurie Hofmann at 801-414-9471.

40 Hour Rape and Sexual Assault Advocacy Training at Westminster College

Thank you for your interest in the 40-Hour Rape and Sexual Assault Advocacy Training at Westminster College!

*** Enrollment in this training is restricted to current Westminster College Students!***

When and Where:

Friday November 4th: 8:00 am- 5:00 pm
Saturday November 5th: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday November 11th: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday November 12thh: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday November 18th: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

 

All sessions of this training will be held at Westminster College Campus.

YOU MUST ATTEND ALL SCHEDULED HOURS OF THE TRAINING.

Agenda information will be posted onto this website as it becomes available.

The registration form is below:

The cost for the training is $50 and includes all materials (CD of the advocacy manual, all handouts and UCASA membership). If a background check is required by the agency you are attending for, they may require an additional fee. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND ALL 40 HOURS OF THIS TRAINING. If you cannot, it is strongly suggested that you check UCASA’s training calendar at www.ucasa.org for another training that meets your schedule needs.

Payment for all trainings must be received a week before the training date.  You can mail a check or money order to UCASA at 284 West 400 North Suite 103, Salt Lake City UT 84103.

You can pay via credit card via the options below.  You will be redirected to another website to complete the transaction.

$50 Registration for 40-Hour Rape Advocacy Training

2016 Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In the United States every April is designated as Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The gocapture2al of SAAM is to bring awareness to the pervasive issue of sexual assault in our communities and to foster a society where sexual violence is no longer tolerated.

The nationally designated theme for SAAM 2016 is “Prevention is Possible.”

Know an agency, organization, project or an individual in the community who has been doing stellar work to either respond and serve survivors of sexual violence or working in the community to help prevent sexual violence?  Nominate someone for an award today!

 

SAAM 2016 Events

*View our events calendar for more detailed information on each event

 

March 31-April 7: Start by Believing Day at the Salt Lake City Library

April 4-8: “It’s On Us” Campaign at the University of Utah

April 4: HAFB Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Breakfast, 8-11am, Hill Air Force Base

April 5: Respect Me! Event at Club Area 51, 6-11 pm, Salt Lake City *$7 online, $10 at the door, 18 and older

April 5: The Power of One: Breaking the Cycle of Child Abuse, 6:30-8:30 pm, Kaysville Police Department, Kaysville

April 6: Start By Believing Day- Statewide

April 6: Screening of the film “Spotlight” followed by a panel discussion, 6-10 pm, Salt Lake City Library, Salt Lake City

April 8: KAVA Talks API Film Screening of “Once Were Warriors”, 7-10pm, Soreson Unity Center, Salt Lake City

April 9: YCC Walk Against Sexual Assault, 10 am-12 pm, Big Dee Sports Park Pavilion, Ogden

April 13: Take Back Our Pride- RRC and Utah Pride Center, 6-8 pm, Utah Pride Center, Salt Lake City

April 14-15: Restoring Ancestral Winds Conference, St. George

April 19: Education Equals Prevention Conference, 6-8:30pm, Provo City Library, Provo *Registration on eventbrite required

April 20: UCASA SAAM Awards Ceremony, 3-4:30 pm, Salt Lake City and County Building, Salt Lake City

April 20: Art for Healing, 5:30-7:30 pm, Rape Recovery Center, Salt Lake City

April 21: Race Matters, 6-8 pm, Frida Bistro, Salt Lake City

April 22: Songs for Survivors Benefit Concert for Rape Recovery Center, Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City

April 23: Jane Jacobs Walk, 10 am-12 pm, Salt Lake City

April 25: VA Night of Healing, 6-9 pm, Urban Arts Gallery, Salt Lake City

April 30: Fearless Self Defense 5K, Memory Grove, Salt Lake City *Registration required on http://fearlessselfdefense.com/April-5k/

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Respect MeRespect Me! at Area 51

Tuesday April 5th, 2016

Tickets are $7 before the event, $10 at the door.

40 Hour Rape And Sexual Assault Advocacy Training in Park City, Utah

Thank you for your interest in the 40-Hour Rape and Sexual Assault Advocacy Training in conjunction with Peace House in Park City Utah!

When and Where:

Tuesday April 19th: 5:00-9:00 pm- Core Day
Thursday April 20th: 5:00-9:00 pm Core Day
Saturday April 23rd: 8:00 am-5:00 pm- Core Day
Tuesday April 26th: 5:00-9:00pm- Core Day
Thursday April 28th: 5:00-9:00pm- Core Day
Community Days will be conducted separately

 

All sessions of this training will be held in Park City Utah. This training is primarily for Peace House staff and volunteers and has some restrictions.  If you wish to attend this training and are NOT currently affiliated with Peace House, please contact Julie at julie@ucasa.org prior to registering.

YOU MUST ATTEND ALL SCHEDULED HOURS OF THE TRAINING.

Agenda information will be posted onto this website as it becomes available.

The registration form is below:

The cost for the training is $50 and includes all materials (CD of the advocacy manual, all handouts and UCASA membership). If a background check is required by the agency you are attending for, they may require an additional fee. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND ALL 40 HOURS OF THIS TRAINING. If you cannot, it is strongly suggested that you check UCASA’s training calendar at www.ucasa.org for another training that meets your schedule needs.

Payment for all trainings must be received a week before the training date.  You can mail a check or money order to UCASA at 284 West 400 North Suite 103, Salt Lake City UT 84103.

You can pay via credit card via the options below.  You will be redirected to another website to complete the transaction.

$50 Registration for 40-Hour Rape Advocacy Training

40 Hour Rape and Sexual Assault Advocacy Training in Vernal

Thank you for your interest in the 40-Hour Rape and Sexual Assault Advocacy Training in Vernal Utah!

When and Where:

Wednesday April 6th: 8:00am -5:00 pm- Core Day
Thursday April 7th: 8:00 am-5:00 pm- Core Day
Friday April 8th: 8:00 am-5:00 pm- Core Day
Friday April 15: 8:00 am-5:00 pm- Community Day
Friday April 22nd: 8:00 am-5:00 pm- Community Day

All sessions of this training will be held in Vernal, Utah.

YOU MUST ATTEND ALL SCHEDULED HOURS OF THE TRAINING.

Agenda information will be posted onto this website as it becomes available.

The registration form is below:

The cost for the training is $50 and includes all materials (CD of the advocacy manual, all handouts and UCASA membership). If a background check is required by the agency you are attending for, they may require an additional fee. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND ALL 40 HOURS OF THIS TRAINING. If you cannot, it is strongly suggested that you check UCASA’s training calendar at www.ucasa.org for another training that meets your schedule needs.

Payment for all trainings must be received a week before the training date.  You can mail a check or money order to UCASA at 284 West 400 North Suite 103, Salt Lake City UT 84103.

You can pay via credit card via the options below.  You will be redirected to another website to complete the transaction.

$50 Registration for 40-Hour Rape Advocacy Training

40 Hour Rape and Sexual Assault Advocacy Training at the University of Utah

Thank you for your interest in the 40-Hour Rape and Sexual Assault Advocacy Training at the University of Utah!

When and Where:

Wednesday August 3rd: 8:00 am- 5:00 pm- Core Day
Thursday August 4th: 8:00 am-5:00 pm- Core Day
Friday August 26th: 8:00 am-5:00 pm- Core Day
Friday September 9thh: 8:00 am-5:00 pm- Community Day
Friday September 16th: 8:00 am-5:00 pm- Community Day

 

All sessions of this training will be held at the University of Utah Campus.

YOU MUST ATTEND ALL SCHEDULED HOURS OF THE TRAINING.

Agenda information will be posted onto this website as it becomes available.

The registration form is below:

The cost for the training is $50 and includes all materials (CD of the advocacy manual, all handouts and UCASA membership). If a background check is required by the agency you are attending for, they may require an additional fee. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND ALL 40 HOURS OF THIS TRAINING. If you cannot, it is strongly suggested that you check UCASA’s training calendar at www.ucasa.org for another training that meets your schedule needs.

Payment for all trainings must be received a week before the training date.  You can mail a check or money order to UCASA at 284 West 400 North Suite 103, Salt Lake City UT 84103.

You can pay via credit card via the options below.  You will be redirected to another website to complete the transaction.

$50 Registration for 40-Hour Rape Advocacy Training

40 Hour Rape and Sexual Assault Advocacy Training in Price

Thank you for your interest in the 40-Hour Rape and Sexual Assault Advocacy Training in Price Utah!

When and Where:

Thursday February 25th: 4:00-8:00 pm- Core Day
Friday February 26th: 9:00 am-6:00 pm- Core Day
Thursday March 3rd: 4:00-8:00 pm- Core Day
Friday March 4th: 4:00-8:00pm- Core Day
Friday March 18th: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm- Community Day
Friday March 25th: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm- Community Day

 

All sessions of this training will be held at Utah State University Eastern Campus.

YOU MUST ATTEND ALL SCHEDULED HOURS OF THE TRAINING.

Agenda information will be posted onto this website as it becomes available.

The registration form is below:

The cost for the training is $50 and includes all materials (CD of the advocacy manual, all handouts and UCASA membership). If a background check is required by the agency you are attending for, they may require an additional fee. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND ALL 40 HOURS OF THIS TRAINING. If you cannot, it is strongly suggested that you check UCASA’s training calendar at www.ucasa.org for another training that meets your schedule needs.

Payment for all trainings must be received a week before the training date.  You can mail a check or money order to UCASA at 284 West 400 North Suite 103, Salt Lake City UT 84103.

You can pay via credit card via the options below.  You will be redirected to another website to complete the transaction.

$50 Registration for 40-Hour Rape Advocacy Training

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