Vision
CAASE envisions a community free from all forms of sexual exploitation, including sexual assault and the commercial sex trade.

Mission
CAASE addresses the culture, institutions, and individuals that perpetrate, profit from, or support sexual exploitation. Our work includes prevention, policy reform, community engagement, and legal services.

Our Work:

PREVENTION
CAASE creates and implements educational curricula that encourage high-school-age men and women to work against sexual exploitation. Learn more.

POLICY AND ADVOCACY
CAASE advocates for legislative and policy reforms that will increase legal and social accountability for perpetrators of harm, especially sex traffickers, pimps, people who buy sex, and those who commit sexual assault. We also promote broad community support for services and resources for survivors. CAASE advises law enforcement, policy makers, and other stakeholders on best practices relating to sex trafficking, prostitution, and rape. Learn more.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
CAASE works to prevent sexual exploitation by increasing public understanding of the harms inherent in the sex trade. Our approach to engagement includes research and the arts. Additionally, CAASE develops toolkits for nonprofits, faith-based groups, schools, businesses, feminist groups, and other communities and individuals who would like to take action against sexual harm. Learn more.

LEGAL SERVICES
CAASE engages in civil litigation against perpetrators and facilitators of sexual harm and advocates for appropriate and effective criminal prosecution of perpetrators. We also advocate for public policies that increase the efficacy of criminal and civil laws pertaining to sexual violence and exploitation. Learn more.

CAASE is a registered 501c3 not-for profit organization whose work includes prevention, policy reform, community engagement, and legal services.

CAASE is grateful to its many individual and institutional supporters, including:

  • Chicago Bar Foundation
  • Chicago Foundation for Women
  • DeBoccles Foundation, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation
  • Field Foundation
  • Full Circle Foundation
  • Illinois Bar Foundation
  • JEMP-D Foundation
  • Jewish Women's Foundation
  • Jo and Art Moore Family Fund of the Chicago Foundation for Women
  • The NoVo Foundation
  • Soroptimist International of Chicago
  • The Silver Foundation