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 of 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 completed one or more of the following in order to qualify as a 2020 JCADA Community Partner: 

  • Hosted an AWARE® workshop

  • Participated in our Building Better Allies (BBA) training

  • Tabled at the JCADA 5K & Wellness Day

  • 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

If you are interested in ways you can support JCADA’s efforts, please e-mail or donate today! 

Adas Israel

Adat Reyim

Adat Shalom

Agudas Achim

AXO University of Maryland

B’nai Israel

Bender JCC of Greater Washington

Bet Mishpachah

Beth El Hebrew Congregatation

Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah

Broad Run High School

Camp Havaya

Camp Tel Yehudah

Capital Camps

Chabad Potomac

Charles E Smith Life Communities

Churchill High School

Columbia Heights Educational Campus

Congregation B’nai Tzedek

Congregation Beth El Bethesda

Congregation Beth Emeth

Congregation Etz Hayim

DC Safe

DVRP Panel: Supporting Survivors in Faith-Based Spaces

DVS Legal Services

Fairfax County Domestic and Sexual Violence Services

Fairfax County Tier One Training

Family Justice Center of Montgomery County

Georgetown Day School Sexual Assault Summit

Georgetown University

Gesher Jewish Day School

GW Hilllel

Hill Havurah

Holton Arms

Identity, Inc


JTeen Philanthropy

Kehilat Pardes The Rock Creek Synagogue

Kesher Israel: The Georgetown Synagogue

Kol Ami: NOVA Reconstructionist Community

Landon Madeira School

Magen David Sephardic Congregation

Maret School

Mary’s Center

Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School

SafeBAE Virtual Consent Summit (NOVA)

Shaare Torah

Temple Emanuel

Temple Etz Hayim

Temple Rodef Shalom

Temple Shalom

Temple Shalom

University Maryland

Walt Whitman High School

Washington Hebrew Congregation