As we work to build transformative justice responses to child sexual abuse (CSA), we know people are navigating already existing systems that attempt to respond to the violence, though often actually create additional harm and further entangle us within the systems. The tools shared here outline basic information on pieces of the existing landscape around CSA. We offer them with a transformative justice lens and with the intention of helping more people feel equipped to make informed choices for themselves, their pod(s), their intimate networks, and their families if and when CSA occurs.
We envision a world where people are able to intervene on violence without creating more harm and violence in their communities, and hope that by creating accessible tools we can help build this future.
Mandated Reporting | For people who work as direct service providers, like medical providers, teachers, social workers, case managers, and therapists, here are are some possible questions to consider and sample scripts for informing people about how their stories, identities, and information are being shared
The Sex Offense Registry | Some basic information as to how the sex offense registry functions and
resources that expand upon frames that complicate what it means to have a sex offense registry in an era of rampant violence, surveillance, criminalization, and incarceration. It is meant to serve as a tool for families and communities working to prevent or intervene in instances of CSA.
These tools were created by community members and volunteers as a product of the Creating Tools Together (CTT) project from 2019-2021 as part of the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective (BATJC). Please feel free to use this free resource, provided it is made available at no cost to participants and attributed to the BATJC.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.