Gippsland Centre Against Sexual Assault (Gippsland CASA) is a community-based, non-profit organisation. We have provided a specialist support service across the entire Gippsland Region since 1986. We are a free and confidential service; available to anyone in Gippsland who has ever been impacted by sexual assault.

What do we do?

We offer individual counselling and support to children and adults who have experienced, or been impacted by, sexual assault. We provide outreach services to several places across the Gippsland region to support community access to our individual counselling, family services, and to engage the Gippsland community in our prevention and community development initiatives.

We also offer a therapeutic response to children and families where a child or young person has engaged in problematic or sexually abusive behaviours.

A key part of our work is to advocate for change to reduce the impact of sexual assault on individuals and communities, and to raise awareness and understanding about the incidence and impact of sexual assault. We do this work with the ultimate aim of preventing sexual and other forms of violence from occurring.

Our Goals

  • Our clients are resilient and thriving
  • Our services are effective, engaging and responsive
  • Our people are caring committed leaders
  • Our organisation is inclusive, influential and strong

Our Vision

To be an equitable community free of sexual assault and violence.

Our Mission

To educate, support, advocate and empower the Gippsland community to improve safety, equity and quality of life by reducing the incidence and impact of sexual assault, trauma and family violence.

Our Values

Respect

Holding feelings, wishes and rights at the core of everything we do.

Empowerment

Supporting choice, self-determination, resilience and human rights.

Dignity

Worthy of being treated in a safe, thoughtful and respectful manner.

Integrity

Uncompromised commitment to accountability, rights and ethics

Our Service Objectives

We are committed to:

  • Ensuring that people who have been impacted by sexual assault have access to services¬†which are responsive and fit their needs, empowering people to make the best choices for them, and their loved ones, in their recovery.
  • Ensuring that our service is easily accessible, culturally sensitive, confidential, and empathic.
  • Ensuring that our staff are highly skilled and trained to provide an excellent, specialist service to all people who choose to seek help from our organisation.
  • Work to prevent sexual violence in our community, through community and professional education, public awareness strategies and media.
  • Ensuring that Government policy and the practices of Government bodies and other organisations reflect the needs of people who have experienced sexual assault. We are strong advocates for change; protecting the best interests of people who have been impacted by sexual violence.

Careers

Would you like to work with us? You can browse current vacancies here.

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Downloads

You’ll find some useful resources in here. You can also check out our blog for recent musings from our team.

https://gippscasa.blog/

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