Announcement: TAASA Award Nominations

2016-Conference-Updates-Icons-awards2015 TAASA Awards

Do you know someone in the field that has gone above and beyond this year in their advocacy work? We invite you to nominate this person at

Nominations must be submitted by December 4th, 2015. Click here to download an award nomination PDF that includes nomination rules & award categories.

For more information, please contact Cecilia Perkins, Events Manager or visit our conference website. We look forward to seeing you next year!

Announcement: Break the Box Facilitator’s Guide

Break-the-Box---Kid-Steps---AnnouncementJoin us Nov 16-20th!

Break the Box is a public awareness initiative that is all about identifying and breaking free from gender stereotypes that can lead to sexual violence. The initiative consists of a collection of materials, including a short video, resource guide, and posters, that is designed to empower users with tools and resources needed to “break the box” of gender stereotypes and prevent sexual violence.

Download Break the Box Week Facilitator’s Guide

For more information about Break the Box, visit our Public Awareness Campaign page.

If you have …

Announcement: Order New Spanish Materials!

IMG_9276“A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Assault” is available to order in Spanish!

Download or order this booklet in English & Spanish. If you are not familiar with our publications, feel free to peruse through our Download/Order Materials under “Resources”. Members receive free shipping, and all materials are provided free of charge within the state of Texas except standard shipping costs via UPS or the U.S. Postal Service. For more details, read over the Terms and Conditions page.

For assistance or questions regarding materials, please contact Alyssa … Read More >>

Job Opening: Primary Prevention Specialist

The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault is seeking a Primary Prevention Specialist to join the rest of our prevention team in building the capacity of individuals, organizations, and institutions across Texas who are working to end sexual violence through a primary prevention approach. We are accepting résumés, cover letters, and writing samples through Monday, October 5, 2015.

Position Overview

The Sexual Violence Prevention Specialist serves on a team of 4 individuals who provide support and guidance to rape crisis centers and allied organizations around prevention of sexual violence.

Providing capacity-building assistance to these organizations encompasses the following duties that are … Read More >>

Announcement: California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser

California Pizza Kitchen FundraiserGrab a pizza, help an advocate

Bring this flyer to California Pizza Kitchen at 2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy (Barton Creek Square) next Thursday, September 24th!

Every year, TAASA’s Diversity Task Force offers scholarship opportunities for individuals making a difference and effectively serving marginalized communities to attend TAASA’s Annual Conference. 20% of each purchase at this location will go directly to this scholarship fund.

Be sure to share via Facebook, Twitter, &/or Instagram! Join the conversation & follow our #diversitytaskforce feed.

For more information, please …

Press Release: IDVSA Statewide Sexual Assault Prevalence Data

IDVSA Press Release


Date: September 15, 2015

Contact: Rose Luna – Communications Program Director – TAASA – (512) 659-8065
Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (University of Texas at Austin) release a final report on sexual assault prevalence numbers for Texas: It’s staggering

Austin, TX – Today the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA) at the University of Texas at Austin unveils its final report “Health and Well-Being: Texas Statewide Sexual Assault Prevalence Study.”  This research project follows up a study completed in 2003 (Survey … Read More >>

Job Opening: Training Specialist TAASA

The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) is seeking a Training Specialist to join our efforts to address and end sexual violence in Texas.

Agency Overview

TAASA is a statewide membership organization of over 80 rape crisis centers and is committed to ending sexual violence in Texas through education, prevention and advocacy. In the meantime, we desire to support survivors on their paths to hope, healing and justice. TAASA is the voice of the sexual assault movement in Texas. We are a unifying force bringing together parties involved in and affected by sexual assault as a catalyst for change.

Please …

Announcement: TAASA’s Annual Conference

Workshop Proposals Are Due September 18th

Mind-the-Gap---LayersJoin us in celebrating TAASA’s annual 34th conference March 6-10th, 2016!

This conference is devoted to the thoughtful and deliberate process of self-examination and inclusivity. Who is missing in our organizations and who is not adequately being served? This answer will vary by community, e.g., people with disabilities, recent immigrants, male survivors, detained or incarcerated survivors, college students, the military, Spanish-speaking individuals, ethnic or religious minorities, rurally isolated communities, etc.

We are looking for proposals that offer proactive and tangible ways to … Read More >>

Press Release: Concho Valley Rape Crisis Center

Concho Valley Rape Crisis Center Press Conference

PR_CVRCCThe Concho Valley Rape Crisis Center vehemently disagrees with the Thomas Boden plea agreement for an aggravated sexual assault of a 2 year old girl

Date:  Monday, August 31, 2015

Time: 9:30 am (Justice for Annabelle Protest organized by victim’s family begins at 10 am)

Location: Tom Green County Courthouse, 112 West Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, TX 76903 

Contacts: Karla Payne, Executive Director, Concho Valley Rape Crisis Center – 325-655-2000, 325-234-9067,

Rose Luna – TAASA Communications Program Director – 512-659-8065 –


Announcement: 2015 TAASA Sexual Assault Service Directory

2015 Service DirectoryTexas Service Providers

To search for an organization in your area that may be able to offer information and support, download our recent Sexual Assault Service Directory. You can also refer to our Download/Order Materials where we provide free TAASA publications.

Use this directory to find help near you. Local service providers make it easy for you to access care and they are knowledgeable about the laws in your area and local resources that can assist you.

For victim assistance, please call Hopelaws at (888) 343-4414 or visit

To update your …