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.
What We Do
JCADA serves all victims and survivors of power-based violence, as well as their friends and families, who are 14 years of age and older currently living in the greater Washington area. JCADA's services are free of charge and provided without regard to race, national origin, ability, background, faith, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or immigration status.
JCADA operates a free and confidential helpline during business hours, where callers can receive information, support, and safety planning. Callers can be either survivors or victims of power-based violence, seeking support for themselves, witnesses to power-based violence, or individuals concerned about someone who may be experiencing power-based violence.
All JCADA clinicians are licensed and have expertise in trauma and the complexities of power-based violence. Services include: Safety Planning,
Crisis Counseling, Individual Counseling & Therapy & Alternative Therapy Programs.
JCADA's legal services fall into two categories: direct representation and Legal Access. They can be accessed in addition to or separately from clinical services.
JCADA advocates assist existing/ enrolled clients with many other needs that fall outside traditional legal or clinical support. Services include:
Language Interpretation, Public Assistance Applications, Court Accompaniment, Financial Planning & Case Management.
JCADA offers a variety of different prevention, training and educational workshops for groups and individuals looking to promote healthy relationships, create safe school, work, and religious communities, and prevent the vicious cycle of power-based violence. Each program is tailored to a group's specific audience, goal, and needs.