How Callisto Works
Callisto is an online sexual assault reporting system designed to create a more empowering reporting experience for survivors, provide authorities with better evidence and data on sexual assault, and facilitate the identification of repeat perpetrators.
Save time-stamped records of an assault
Survivors wait an average of 11 months to report their assault to authorities
Report electronically to the authorities
Less than 10% of survivors will ever report their assault
Report only if another survivor reports names the same perpetrator
Up to 90% of assaults are committed by repeat perpetrators
Callisto provides survivors with a confidential and secure way to create a time-stamped record of an assault, learn about reporting options and support resources, or report electronically to campus authorities. It gives survivors the option to report their assault only if someone else names the same assailant. This matching system is the first of its kind, and it means that survivors who won’t come forward alone can come forward together. Callisto reimagines the reporting process from a position of compassion, empathy, and support for survivors, ultimately empowering them to have greater control over their experience.
Callisto has an incredible community of donors and volunteers whose contributions escalate our impact.
New York Women's Foundation
Levi Strauss Foundation
New York State Health Foundation
The Harnisch Foundation
Callisto has also had over 600 individual donors contribute to our work. Many are survivors or allies of survivors who care deeply about Callisto and the impact it has on the lives of those who have experienced sexual assault.