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WHAT IS INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE?
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is abuse or coercion that occurs in a romantic relationship. “Intimate partner” refers to both current and former spouses, dating, and regular sexual partners. IPV can range from one episode of violence with lasting impact to chronic and severe episodes over multiple years.
Click below to learn how to identify IPV, find support, and take action against IPV.
WHAT ARE THE
WARNING SIGNS OF IPV?
When we understand what IPV is, we can identify it in a variety of forms. Examples include, but are not limited to an intimate partner who criticizes or humiliates, isolates you from others, manipulates and/or lies, threatens or physically hurts, and more.
If you or someone you know in the Greater Washington DC area is experiencing IPV, please call 1.877.885.2232 and leave a confidential message. A member of our professional team will return the call within 48 hours.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
JCADA serves all victims and survivors of intimate partner violence, as well as their friends and families, who are 15+ in VA or 16+ in MD and DC. JCADA’s services are free of charge and provided without regard to race, national origin, ability, background, faith, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or immigration status.
Click below to learn more about our 100% FREE stabilization, clinical, and legal services.
JCADA’s ultimate vision is to end Intimate Partner Violence. This starts with education. One of our central services is providing 100% free education training within the Jewish community. These programs range in focus from teen dating violence, reducing tolerance of abuse within Jewish spaces, and increasing collective support for survivors of IPV within the Jewish community. Click below to learn more about our customizable training programs.
JCADA was founded in 2000 by a coalition of women to provide holistic services for victims of domestic and dating abuse in the Greater Washington area. The goal was to deliver comprehensive services to victims while empowering future generations to develop healthy relationships. Today, JCADA is committed to providing high-quality services to all residents in the DMV area, without regard to race, national origin, ability, background, faith, gender, or sexual orientation.