KASAP Committees, Groups, & Networks

The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs invites you to participate in our workgroups and committees, all with a goal of ending sexual violence in the Commonwealth. Community partners and staff at member programs (referred to in this chart as RCCs or Rape Crisis Centers) can help make meaningful change and connect with others doing the work across Kentucky.

In order to facilitate communication between our centers and other partners across the state, we have a number of committees and workgroups for you to join. Come share ideas, best practices, ask questions, get feedback, and be in community with each other as we work together to end sexual violence in the commonwealth.  Contact the KASAP staff member listed below with any questions about committee participation.

 

Advocates' Network

 

 

 

 

KASAP's Advocates' Network connects advocates from around the state to discuss best practices, to build a solid advocacy network, and to address other issues as needed. Contact KASAP Staff Attorney Laela Kashan for more information, lkashan@kasap.org

 

KASAP Contact Person

Laela Kashan, KASAP Staff Attorney

 

 

Anti-Oppression Workgroup

 

 

 

KASAP’s Anti-Oppression Work Group exists to shape change within Kentucky’s rape crisis centers. Centering an anti-oppression framework with an analysis of power, we address and dismantle systems that cause harm with the broader goal of liberation for all. Any RCC advocates are welcome to join and attend meetings. Contact Advocacy Specialist Olivia Given for more information. advocacy@kasap.org

 

KASAP Contact Person

Olivia Given, KASAP Advocacy Specialist

 

 

Clinicians' Group

 

 

 

 

Optional monthly peer support group where anyone who provides clinical servies at an RCC can share concerns, tx modalities, training opportunities, etc. Meetings are every 1st Thursday at 10 AM Eastern/9 AM Central. Contact Emily Tamas for more information, etamas@kasap.org

 

KASAP Contact Person

Emily Tamas, KASAP Program Coordinator

 

 

Communications Network

 

 

The communications network is a working group for anyone doing outreach, marketing, or social media for their center. Comms professionals can email the group at any time to start a discussion or ask a question. We come together approx. once a month for a Zoom meeting for ongoing trainings, best practices discussions, and resource sharing. Meetings are scheduled on an as-needed basis and open to anyone who regularly does communications or design work. Contact Robyn Pizzo, KASAP Communication Specialist, as communication@kasap.org to be added to the list.

 

KASAP Contact Person

Robyn Pizzo, KASAP Communication Specialist

 

 

Conference Planning

 

 

Each year, KASAP hosts the Conference for Ending Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, typically in partnership with the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The 2022 conference take place in late November/early December and planning has begun to offer at as a primarily in-person experience after a year of being online. The conference planning committee is made up of KASAP staff, KASAP board members, and community partners. For more information on the conference or the planning committee, contact Emily Tamas etamas@kasap.org

 

KASAP Contact Person

Emily Tamas, KASAP Program Coordinator

 

 

DANY/SAKI advocate group

 

 

 

The DANY/SAKI (Sexual Assault Kit Initiative) group helps advocates working at RCCs who collaborate on any DANY or SAKI kit outcome notifications and follow up services. This group meets as-needed to help advocates understand protocol, connect with others, and troubleshoot any issues. Contact Serenda or Laela with any questions. lkashan@kasap.org, collaboration@kasap.org

 

KASAP Contact Person

Laela Kashan, KASAP Staff Attorney and Serenda LoBue, KASAP Collaboration Specialist

 

 

Green Dot Community Implementation Team (GDCITy)

 

 

 

GDCITy is a group for prevention educators who implement Green Dot in Community. The purpose of the GDCITy is to provide continuing education, facilitate relationship building, and promote peer support among prevention educators. Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1-2 PM EST/12-1PM CST. Contact KASAP Prevention Specialist Astraea Howard for more information on prevention efforts in Kentucky. ahoward@kasap.org

 

KASAP Contact Person

Astraea Howard, KASAP Prevention Specialist

 

 

Legislative Committee

 

 

 

The Legislative Committee is required per KASAP bylaws, and exists to develop policy & position statements on legislative issues, as well as coordinate our legislative efforts. At least 3 KASAP board members serve on this committee, which mets quarterly before each board meeting. Contact KASAP staff attorney Laela Kashan with any legislative-related questions, lkashan@kasap.org

 

KASAP Contact Person

Laela Kashan, KASAP Staff Attorney

 

 

Monitoring Committee

 

 

 

The Monitoring Committee is required per KASAP bylaws, and exists to develop and recommend policy regarding program monitoring, review of monitoring activities and recommendation of action. They meet before each quarterly board meeting, and give a report on monitoring activities at each meeting. Contact Emily Tamas or Stephanie Humes at KASAP for more information. etamas@kasap.org or shumes@kasap.org

 

KASAP Contact Person

Emily Tamas, KASAP Program Coordinator or Stephanie Humes, KASAP Federal Grants Specialist

 

 

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Network Group

 

 

 

A networking group for RCC advocates and community partners working with currently incarcerated or newly released survivors of sexual violence. Meetings are optional and take place on the third Thursday of each month at 2PM EST / 1PM CST. Contact Collaboration Specialist Serenda LoBue for more information. collaboration@kasap.org

 

KASAP Contact Person

Serenda LoBue, KASAP Collaboration Specialist

 

 

Program Implementation Committee (PIC)

 

 

 

PIC is a group for prevention educators who implement Green Dot in High Schools and/or It's My Space in Middle Schools. The purpose of the PIC is to provide continuing education, facilitate relationship building, and promote peer support among prevention educators. Meetings are the 1st Thursday of each month starting at 10AM EST/9AM CST. Contact KASAP Prevention Specialist Astraea Howard for more information on prevention efforts in Kentucky. ahoward@kasap.org

 

KASAP Contact Person

Astraea Howard, KASAP Prevention Specialist

 

 

SAAPM Planning

 

 

 

 

This committee is made up of program staff and state partners. It meets as needed to plan the Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month kickoff event that takes place each April, and develops the schedule for statewide SAAPM events. Contact Emily Tamas for more information, etamas@kasap.org

 

KASAP Contact Person

Emily Tamas, KASAP Program Coordinator

 

 

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Coordinators' Group

 

 

 

A networking group for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs), SANE training program coordinators, and advocates working at RCCs. Quarterly optional meetings, typically on the 3rd Monday of each month at 1:00 PM EST/noon CST. 2023 dates: Jan. 23, April 17, July 17, October 16. Contact Collaboration Specialist Serenda LoBue for more information. collaboration@kasap.org

 

KASAP Contact Person

Serenda LoBue, KASAP Collaboration Specialist

 

 

Sexual Assault Response Team Advisory Committee (SART AC)

 

 

 

The Sexual Assault Response Team Advisory Committee is a statewide committee with some agencies required to attend and participate (KASAP, KSP, CAC KY, KSP Lab) and others encouraged to join (Statewide agencies and RCC staff working with SA response. Created by statute, KRS 403.707, the SART AC meets quarterly, typically on the 3rd Monday of each month from 9-11 EST/8-10 CST. 2023 dates: Jan. 23, April 17, July 17, October 16. Contact Collaboration Specialist Serenda LoBue for more information. collaboration@kasap.org

 

KASAP Contact Person

Serenda LoBue, KASAP Collaboration Specialist

 

 

Volunteer Coordinators' Group

 

 

 

 

Optional monthly peer support group where Volunteer Coordinators discuss best practices for recruitment, retention, training, etc. of volunteers. Meetings take place on the 1st Thursday of each month at 1 PM Eastern/noon Central, and anyone responsible for volunteer programming at one of KY's RCCs is invited. Contact Emily Tamas for more information, etamas@kasap.org

 

KASAP Contact Person

Emily Tamas, KASAP Program Coordinator

 

The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. (KASAP) is the statewide coalition of the 13 rape crisis centers in the Commonwealth. The mission of KASAP is to speak with a unified voice against sexual victimization.

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