ENDING POWER-BASED VIOLENCE.
ENSURING SAFE COMMUNITIES.
JCADA'S mission is to support victims of power-based violence to become empowered and live safely; educate the community about power-based violence and the appropriate responses; and prevent future generations from suffering power-based violence.
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JCADA's vision is to create a world free from power-based violence and upend power structures that perpetuate the continuation of that violence.
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In 1999, the Washington Jewish Week (WJW) wrote about the prevalence of domestic abuse in the Greater Washington Jewish community and the lack of resources to help victims. In response, community members convened to address this gap. They reviewed models from around the country and established JCADA the following year 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 of the Greater Washington DC community, without regard to race, national origin, ability, background, faith, gender, or sexual orientation. We have expanded our services to encompass victims and survivors of all power-based violence, a form of violence that has a primary motivator: assertion of power, control and/or intimidation in order to harm another.
Select an image below to read more about the guiding principles that drive the work we do and are at the heart of every client interaction.
JCADA could not provide its life-saving support services or empower so many victims and survivors of power-based violence without help from our community partners.
We want to thank our many partners in the Greater Washington DC Area that have shown a commitment to our mission. Your support and contributions enable us to continue to advocate on behalf of victims and survivors of power-based violence.
In addition, JCADA is proud to be a partner agency of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.
The organizations, agencies, and institutions below have collaborated with JCADA in one of the following ways to be recognized as a 2021 JCADA Community Partner:
Hosted an AWARE® workshop
Participated in our Building Better Allies (BBA) training
Referred someone to JCADA’s 100% FREE support services
Assisted one of JCADA’s clients
Participated in Purple Shabbat
Donated to JCADA as an agency
Presented at a Friends of JCADA Program
Sponsored a Gift Card Drive to support JCADA's clients
A Way Forward
A Wider Circle
Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center
AXO University of Maryland
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
Beth El Hebrew Alexandria
Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah
Boat People S.O.S.
Broad Run High School
Camp Tel Yehudah
Capital Area Food Banks
Catholic Charities Legal Network
Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Washington
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington
Charles E Smith Life Communities
Churchill High School
Columbia Heights Educational Campus
Community Legal Services of Prince George's County
Congregation B’nai Tzedek
Congregation Beth El
Congregation Beth Emeth
Congregation Etz Hayim
DASH (District Alliance for Safe Housing)
DC - SAVRAA
DC Forensic Nurse Examiners
DC Volunteer Lawyers Project
DVRP Panel: Supporting Survivors in Faith-Based Spaces
DVS Legal Services
Ethiopian Community Development Council
Fairfax County Domestic and Sexual Violence Services
Fairfax County Tier One Training
Family Justice Center of Montgomery County
Family Services, Inc.
First Shift Justice Project
Georgetown Day School Sexual Assault Summit
Gesher Jewish Day School
Gilchrist Immigration Center
House of Ruth
JCA (Jewish Council for the Aging)
Kehilat Pardes The Rock Creek Synagogue
Kesher Israel: The Georgetown Synagogue
Kol Ami: NOVA Reconstructionist Community
Landon Madeira School
Latinos for Empowerment in Virginia
Legal Aid Society of DC
Legal Services of Northern Virginia
Machar Washington Congregation for Humanistic Judaism
Magen David Sephardic Congregation
Manna Food Bank
Maryland Legal Aid
Men Can Stop Rape
Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School
Montgomery County Holiday Giving Project
Montgomery County Libraries
Montgomery County Pro Bono Bar Foundation
Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC)
Northern Virginia Community College
Northern Virginia Family Services
Office to Prevent and End Homelessness (Fairfax County)
Safe Sisters Circle
SafeBAE Virtual Consent Summit (NOVA)
Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance
Second Chance Garage
Shaare Tifilah Congregation
Tahirih Justice Center
Temple Beth Ami
Temple Etz Hayim
Temple Rodef Shalom
The Madeira School
The Potomac School
The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing
The Women's Center
Tikkun Leil Shabbat
Vehicles for Change
Victim Legal Network of DC
Virginia Williams Family Resource Center
Walt Whitman High School
Washington Hebrew Congregation
Women Giving Back
Women's Law Center of MD