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Updates at LaFASA


LaFASA board member, Jody Plauche, to be featured on upcoming prevention panel

Unmasking Sexual Abuse: Understanding, Healing, and Prevention

Thursday, April 25, 2024

White Oak Estate and Gardens
17660 George O
'Neal Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70817

The Unmasking Sexual Abuse Forum & Panel is a critical initiative aimed at shedding light on the complexities of sexual abuse, fostering understanding, promoting healing, and advancing prevention efforts. We have pulled together a distinguished panel of experts in mental health and law, as well as Jody Plauche, survivor and author, who will share their expert insights and experiences during this event.

Chef John Folse White Oak Breakfast will be served during registration between 8:30 am and 9:00 am. The Forum will begin promptly at 9:00 am.
For more information or to register, click this link

*The TentMakers of Louisiana is an independent agency and is not affiliated with or in collaboration with LaFASA for this project. 


Livingston, St. Helena, & Tangipahoa parishes have a dedicated Crisis Center as of 2024

Our coalition is starting 2024 on a great foot! If you've visited the website since the new year, you may have noticed a change in the crisis center map. Three parishes which previously had no dedicated center, now have a center to serve their parishes. Livingston Parish now has STAR Baton Rouge to help survivors and ADAPT, Inc. will expand to assist survivors in Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes. The expansion by both organizations is the result of very committed advocates who want to reach as many survivors as need help. Their dedication and compassion is immeasurable! Thank you STAR and ADAPT!


Denim Day 2023

It was a great time for all!

We want to thank our artists for their amazing work on the jackets, as well as our models-Lily  Gayle, Tha Hip Hop Doc, Megan H. Kelly, Jordyn Martin, and Franz Borghardt - and The Executive Center for the success of the evening


LaFASA attended the AG's training
Investigating Non-Fatal Strangulations:
Strangulation & Lethality Indicators of Strangulation in Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Cases
Presenters were:
JUSTIN BOARDMAN, Retired SVU Det. /Trauma Informed Educator
MEGAN BOARDMAN LCSW, ACADC, International Trainer & Consultant
LEAH LUTZ Trauma informed consultant, multi-disciplinary Trainer
JULIE GERMAN Former SVU Prosecutor
Subjects discussed were:
The Medical Exam
Effective Law Enforcement
Investigations & Documentation
How to successfully Prosecute
Strangulation Cases
Developing Multidisciplinary Response
The Role of Advocacy
Kelli Knight, Outreach Coordinator at LaFASA spoke on behalf of coalition advocates to emphasize the importance of law enforcement and advocates working together for the benefit of survivors.




Notice is hereby given of the availability of the FY 2021 Sexual Assault Services Formula Program (SASP) funds received from the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW), U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.
The LCLE administers and allocates these FY 2020 SASP funds through the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA) Coalition.
If interested in this opportunity: Please refer to the FY 2021 SASP Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and complete the SASP Notice of Intent (NOI) Worksheet for submitting your proposal. 
This form is located on the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement (LCLE) website at:
The deadline for submitting a Notice of Intent (NOI) is: 10/20/2022
Proposals will be considered for final approval at the next available Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement Victim Services Advisory Board and Commission meeting.

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