Below you will find a rotating list of community announcements from our partners and colleagues in the field, ranging from local events and fundraisers to job and volunteer opportunities.


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Alliance Announcements

Join the Alliance in Welcoming Our New Executive Director!
It is with great pleasure that the staff and the Board of Directors announce the appointment of Tamika D. Payne as the new Executive Director of the New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault. Tamika joins the Alliance and brings a wealth of experience with more than 20 years in gender-based violence (GBV), gender equality, as well as diversity, equity, and social inclusion (DEI), domestically and internationally. Read the full announcement from the Board and staff welcoming Tamika as our new Executive Director by clicking the link above.


Webinar: Sexual Violence & Responding with RAHMA on Campus – Advocate Training featuring Navila Rashid for Enough is Enough Providers
The NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault, on behalf of the Training and Technical Assistance Center, is happy to offer a sexual violence advocacy refresher training for EiE Providers. This virtual workshop on February 25th will center the experiences of Muslim survivors of color, with strategies applicable to all. Participants will: review core concepts of sexual violence advocacy, and expand their advocacy toolkit with an introduction to RAHMA.


March 2021 Skills Lab
Skills Lab fulfills the NYS DOH preceptorship requirements necessary to become a NYS certified Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE). March 9th.


Condensed SAFE Course for Social Workers
The course provides an overview of the 40-hour SAFE course and will discuss what survivors can expect when getting a forensic rape examination such as history taking, documentation, photography, and evidence collection. On March 18th, this course will also discuss informed consent, mandatory reporting, and chain of custody. CE’s available.


April 2021 Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Course
Beginning April 7th, this comprehensive, 40-hour SANE-P certification course trains medical professionals to provide competent, compassionate care to sexual assault victims, while using the most advanced technology associated with DNA and other sexual assault forensic evidence collection and preservation. Upon completion of all course requirements, course participants will be able to use the Certificate of Completion in order to sit for the SANE-P IAFN exam.


The ‘Enough is Enough’ Onboarding Webinars project was initiated by the Training and Technical Assistance teams at The New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault and The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault. We felt that it would be helpful to create a series of trainings that provide an overview of ‘Enough is Enough’ programming. When a staff member joins a new ‘Enough is Enough’ program, the Training and Technical Assistance Coordinators provide trainings to help orient them to the landscape of the ‘Enough is Enough’ grant and supervisors often ask for refreshers, so we felt it was important to host the ‘Enough is Enough’: Onboarding Training Series here where providers can access the content as needed. We invite you to refer to it as needed.


Post-Election Day Community Care Resource List

Our Social Media/Communications Manager Niki Cruz has compiled a list of helpful resources to aid us all in processing the outcome of the election and what it will mean for our work ahead. Be sure to keep tabs on our social media accounts where Niki will be posting additional resources throughout the week.


11th Annual Virtual Celebration of Excellence – Full Video Included!
The NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault held our 11th Annual Celebration of Excellence virtually on October 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm. Thank you to all who could join us for this virtual event where we honored your colleagues who have done exemplary advocacy work on behalf of survivors of sexual assault! The Annual Celebration of Excellence brings together the sexual assault community to honor and commemorate the winners of the Lydia Martinez Multidisciplinary Collaboration Awards. Thank you for helping us celebrate these extraordinary professionals and their stories of serving survivors of sexual assault. Please check out the link above to watch a video of the entire live event!


On May 6th, the U.S. Department of Education released its final rule mandating how
schools and higher education institutions address sexual violence under Title IX. If allowed to take effect, this rule will make schools more dangerous for all students and will make it easier for institutions to avoid responsibility for responding to sexual assault and harassment. In the midst of a global pandemic, the Department of Education has given schools just 100 days to adapt their policies, at a time when vulnerable populations are at greater risk and schools already need to adapt in order to meet this moment. Please click here to read the Alliance’s full statement on the adoption of this Title IX rule.


Announcing the Alliance Legal Services Program – Now Accepting Clients

We are thrilled to announce that the Alliance Legal Services Program (ALSP) is now accepting clients. ALSP works to address the critical legal needs of survivors of sexual assault by providing in-house legal consultations, representation, and referrals in issues that may arise in the aftermath of trauma. Find out more about our services and eligibility criteria here and please reach out to us with any questions at 212-229-0345 Ext. 326 or


Webinar Audio: Working with Childhood Sexual Abuse

Listen to the audio of a training to recognize, respond and prevent childhood sexual abuse, and work with survivors. Presenter Ireen Ninonuevo, LCSW, specializes in the trauma treatment and prevention of child sexual abuse, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence.


You(th) Already Know! 2021  —  Day One
Day One is proud to announce the 4th Annual You(th) Already Know!. You(th) Already Know (YAK) is a virtual event created with and for young people to build knowledge and community to end intimate partner violence (IPV). This year’s virtual conference will be held on February 16th.


Free Storytelling & Writing Workshop for Survivors of Sexual Violence  —  Women’s Justice NOW
NOW-NYC’s partner organization is currently recruiting participants for a storytelling workshop for sexual assault survivors, and we’re reaching out to service providers to ask for recommendations of participants for the series of four online sessions, which will start in early March. The workshop provides a safe space for survivors to reframe and reclaim their stories and experiences in the #MeToo era.


Understanding Domestic Violence Under COVID-19: Essentials & Intersections  —  CONNECT
Training course for people who work with or live in communities that are impacted by interpersonal and domestic violence, with an attention to the current conditions under COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement. *Participation in all sessions (18 hours total) is required for certification. This course is a prerequisite course for most CONNECT Training Institute courses.


Webinar: Meaningful Partnerships to Support Youth at the Intersections of Homelessness and Gender-Based Violence  —  National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
This webinar on February 23rd, honoring Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, will examine the scope and unique characteristics of relationship violence amongst runaway and homeless youth, and will explore the why and the how of building and sustaining effective community collaborations to best serve youth at the intersections.


Podcast – Hope, Prevention, and the Power of Young People: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month 2021  —  PreventConnect
In this podcast, PreventConnect talks with Arlene Vassell of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Angela Lee of love is respect about the power of youth to prevent teen dating violence and the role of mainstream agencies and organizations to support youth, teens, and young adults.


Sign Up for The Great Affirmation Race!  —  The Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE)
The “’Great Affirmation Race’ Energetic Way to 5K” for CAE is an invitation to move with strength in body and mind using 12 affirmations that support a holistic approach to health and running, all while helping to raise funds for CAE. As a participant in the race, you get a PDF of the 12 affirmations journal Helen uses in her 12-week program and a special, commemorative T-shirt. The race will be virtual, with opportunities for local meet-ups. You can walk, run, or walk/run this race!


Advocate Training Announcement  —  New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
The Victim Intervention Program’s advocates assist survivors of sexual assault, family and intimate partner violence in the emergency department of New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Volunteers must complete a 40 hour training program. Interested in learning more? View the full information by clicking the above link.

For Survivors and Allies

Sister Circle: For Female Survivors Over Age 18  —  Black Women’s Blueprint

Speak your truth. We will listen. Sister Circle is a free healing/counseling group for female survivors over the age of 18.

Job Opportunities

Director Of Development  —  CONNECT


Director of Children’s Services  —  Steps to End Family Violence