Legal & Victim Advocacy Director
Spencer has been JCADA’s Legal Program Director since 2016. In this role, she manages JCADA’s Legal and Advocacy Programs and coordinates JCADA’s systemic advocacy efforts. Prior to joining JCADA, Spencer worked at Legal Momentum’s National Judicial Education Program as a law clerk and at the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP) as Gender Violence Fellow. Spencer also has experience working in Hong Kong with migrant domestic workers. Spencer graduated from George Mason University’s School of Law and received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina in Women’s Studies and International Studies. In her free time, Spencer enjoys traveling with her husband, spin class, and baking.
Victim Advocacy Staff
Victim Advocacy Coordinator
Tova serves as JCADA’s victim advocacy coordinator. She graduated from Indiana University in the Spring of 2017 with a BA in Jewish Studies, American history, and Hebrew. As a college student, she became incredibly passionate for the movement against power-based violence, specifically the intersection of power based violence and religion. After her sophomore year of college, she held a life changing internship for JCADA’s AWARE program and never left! She returned the following summer as an Outreach intern which eventually turned into a victim advocacy position. Tova is also the handler of JCADA’s facility dog, Tahoe.
Client Services & Outreach Assistant
Miranda graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 2018 with a BA in Communications and Bioethics. As JCADA’s 2018-2019 Avodah corps member, Miranda lives in a Jewish community of 24 young adults in Washington D.C. and divides her time equally between the victim advocacy and prevention, education, and training programs. She will be attending Lewis & Clark Law School later this year where she will study civil rights and animal law. In her free time, Miranda enjoys going on hikes and grilling veggie burgers with her housemates.
Tahoe is a very well trained pup who helps clients, whether they be in court or at the office in their therapy session. Trained by the fantastic individuals at Hero Dogs, Tahoe was trained from the time he was only 6 weeks old to be a service dog. When a slight fear of the stairs (which he’s gotten over now!) kept him from acting as a traditional service dog, JCADA was happy to take the opportunity to have him as our very own facility dog! In his free time, Tahoe enjoys trash surfing the office and laying down in the parking lot, making Tova his handler beg him to jump in the car. But hey, a dog needs a good lay in the sun too!