A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM
Our new “Friends of JCADA Program” engages members of the Greater Washington, DC area to become part of the movement to eradicate power-based violence. For almost 20 years JCADA has supported victims of power-based violence through one on one counseling, and educated young people about how power and control impact interpersonal relationships.
Over the last five years, recognizing the growing need for victim support services, JCADA increased its holistic services to include a Legal and Victim Advocacy department and various group therapy opportunities including yoga, art therapy and more. For the first time through Friends of JCADA the community has an opportunity to actively engage with JCADA and become part of the movement.
Friends of JCADA will be an important part of JCADA’s efforts to end power-based violence in our society while supporting and empowering those who continue to be victimized.
Friends of JCADA will…
Receive regular communication from JCADA including details about our important work, articles about power-based violence, and strategies for inclusion.
Receive invitations to quarterly “Lunch & Learns” to learn more about the dynamics of power-based violence, appropriate responses and how you can help. JCADA staff members and/or other field experts will lead the learning component.
Be invited to attend communal events where JCADA is featured.
Be asked to support advocacy efforts through emailing, calling, or writing legislators, showing up at advocacy days. And…
Have an opportunity to participate in specialized trainings and workshops.
Friends of JCADA will commit to giving annually to JCADA. To get on our contact list, please write to Director of Strategic Engagement, Jennifer Hirsch at firstname.lastname@example.org.