Being safe in one’s home is a fundamental right that JCADA believes every single person should have regardless of race, national origin, ability, background, faith, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or immigration status. Are you or someone you know experiencing power-based violence?

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COVID-19 Updates - JCADA is Open!

  • JCADA is open and working remotely.
  • You can call the 1-877-88-JCADA(52232) helpline during business hours - your call will be answered.
  • JCADA is counseling clients through HIPPA compliant remote telehealth.
  • Attorneys and victim advocates can help with Protection Orders and access to public health benefits.
  • Prevention, Education & Training programs are all online and are available remotely.
  • The JCADA 5K & Wellness Day has moved online, please join us!

If you are in a life-threatening situation, please call 911.

Learn more about the Warning Signs of Power-Based Violence.

JCADA’s Mission

JCADA is committed to providing high-quality services to all residents of the Greater Washington DC community 14 years old & older, without regard to race, national origin, ability, background, faith, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, or immigration status. JCADA services victims and survivors of all types of power-based violence, including victims and survivors of domestic violence (also known as intimate partner violence), dating violence, elder abuse, gender-based violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and stalking.


victims of power-based violence to become empowered and live safely


the community about power-based violence and appropriate responses


future generations from suffering power-based violence

JCADA’s support services are

100% free.

JCADA is proud to offer our clinical, legal, and victim advocacy services 100% free of charge, thanks to the generosity of people like you! As a 501c3, JCADA relies on the generosity of our committed donors to keep our doors open to those most vulnerable in our community.


All JCADA clinicians are licensed and have expertise in trauma and the complexities of power-based violence. Services include safety planning, individual counseling, and more.

También puede acceder a servicios en español.


JCADA’s legal services fall into two categories: direct representation and Legal Access. For more information on our legal services, click here.

Victim Advocacy

Through our victim advocacy program, JCADA can assist clients with many other needs that fall outside of traditional legal or clinical support. This includes financial planning, assistance with basic needs, and more.


JCADA operates a free and confidential helpline from 9am to 5pm Monday – Thursday and 9am to 3pm Friday: 1-877-88-JCADA. Anyone can call our helpline to access information, support, and receive safety planning for themselves or someone they care about. For additional resources, click here.