Florida Council Against Sexual Violence
The Florida Council of Sexual Abuse Services, founded in 1986, was renamed the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, Inc. (FCASV) in 1999. The organization began as a communication and support network for sexual abuse service providers across the state, with the desire to provide public education about sexual violence and monitor public policy affecting survivors and the programs serving them. Today, FCASV is Florida’s sexual assault coalition, representing 30 certified rape crisis centers, and the diverse Board of Directors includes representatives from certified rape crisis programs, prevention education programs, and allied professions.
Sexual Violence shatters lives, wounds communities and perpetuates injustice. The Florida Council Against Sexual Violence leads, informs and inspires the people of Florida to create safe and just communities.
We envision a world free of sexual violence in which men and women together assure that all human beings are treated with dignity and respect for their physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual integrity.
- Social Justice
- Victim Self-Determination
- Partnership and Collaboration
Our strategic goals – Visibility, Public Policy, Technical Assistance and Training, Education and Awareness, and Infrastructure – are supported by our competencies: Vision, Commitment to Survivors, Knowledge (of sexual violence across populations and the lifespan, and of prevention, intervention, and recovery), and Leadership.