As experts on street harassment, CASS leaders are often called to educate decision-makers on public sexual harassment and assault, intersecting issues, and community-driven solutions — and provide testimony that advocates for greater work at data collection and policy change.

Most recently, we helped build the End Street Harassment Coalition, more than 20 local organizations that are working to pass the Street Harassment Prevention Act, introduced by DC Councilmember Nadeau. The bill will collect data on street harassment and make recommendations to curb this most pervasive form of violence. If passed, the bill will ensure that all government employees are trained to recognize and respond to harassment.

With this year’s 62% increase in hate violence across the DC area, we need community-based solutions to address harassment now.

Learn more about our policy work and read some testimonies from the first-ever DC Council roundtable specifically addressing street harassment and assault.