Tech to combat sexual assault & professional sexual coercion

Callisto is a non-profit organization that develops technology to combat sexual assault and professional sexual coercion.

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The Problem

Sexual assault and harassment are far too common and often never reported. The process of reporting can feel isolating—or worse, retraumatizing. Reporting also comes with its own set of personal and professional risks.

Callisto changes the equation. Our technology empowers survivors, providing options and allowing disclosure in a way that feels safe. Our unique matching system securely connects victims of the same perpetrator to identify repeat offenders.

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Our Solutions

Callisto Campus provides survivors with trauma-informed options for reporting sexual assault, and is now in place across 13 partner institutions. Callisto Expansion addresses sexual assault and sexual coercion in professional industries.

ORIGINAL

Callisto Campus

Callisto Campus is designed to detect repeat perpetrators and empower victims to make the reporting decision that feels right for them.

Our flagship online system, Callisto Campus, provides survivors with three options:

Write
WRITE

Save time-stamped written records of a sexual assault.

Match
MATCH

Report only if another victim names the same perpetrator.

Report
REPORT

Report directly to campus administrators, without waiting for a match.

NEW

Callisto Expansion

In 2018 Callisto expanded our reporting platform into professional environments. In this version of Callisto we adapt our signature matching system to empower survivors beyond college campuses:

Match
MATCH

Under the Callisto "Matching Escrow," victims input the identity of their perpetrators under the precondition that, if a match is found, a Callisto Options Counselor will reach out to each victim individually.

Options Counseling
LEGAL OPTIONS COUNSELING

A Callisto Legal Options Counselor advises victims on their choices following a match, including reporting—only if this is the right route for them.

Callisto depends on your philanthropic contributions for our continued success. Donate today and support us as we work to combat sexual assault and harassment across institutions and industries.

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Our Impact

  • 6X

    MORE LIKELY TO REPORT

    Sexual assault survivors who visited their school’s Callisto Campus website were six times more likely to report their assault to their school or the police than survivors who did not.

  • 15%

    REPEAT PERPETRATORS

    Since 2015, 10% of records in the matching escrow system have matched. This means that Callisto has identified serial perpetrators in 10% of matching records since our launch. In school year 2017-2018, 15% of records entered into the matching escrow were matched.

  • 3X

    SEEKING SUPPORT SERVICES

    On average, students using Callisto are three times more likely to seek out medical and emotional support services.

Our Supporters

Callisto appreciates our generous community of donors and volunteers who make our work possible.

Our funders include: Google.org, Y Combinator, Greylock Partners, The Skoll Foundation, The New York State Health Foundation, The New York Women's Foundation, The Levi Strauss Foundation, NoVo Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, PIMCO Foundation, Fast Forward, The Harnisch Foundation, and many others.

Over 600 individual donors also contribute to Callisto. Many donors are survivors themselves, or they are allies who share our vision of a world where sexual assault is rare and survivors are supported.

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