Training Institute Recap

The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault [WCASA] hosted a training event for advocates around the state of Wisconsin last week. But in our opinion, it was more than just that because it brought together a like-minded group of men and women who have one cause – to help the victims and survivors of sexual assault heal.

Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin had the honor to join WCASA at their event by speaking to all the gathered advocates telling them how we too are here to serve the crime victims of Wisconsin by helping them heal through stronger constitutional laws. Our State Chair, Teri Jendusa-Nicolai, told her story and explained that with these new laws, the advocates’ jobs would become more empowering both personally and professionally.

Throughout the two-day event, the group found more than common ground – we found in each other a listening ear for our own struggles, a crying shoulder, and reassurance that together we are here to collectively help sexual assault survivors believe in themselves again. Personally, I was amazed to meet as many advocates as I did because not only did I find overwhelming support for Marsy’s Law, but I found a few new friends too.

We here at Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin want to again thank WCASA for their support and thank all the wonderful advocates around the state!


Kate Thalacker

Victim and Witness Coordinator

Marsy's Law for Wisconsin