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VICTIM ADVOCACY
SERVICES

HERE FOR
YOU
.

Our Victim Advocates are trained in the needs of survivors of IPV. With access to numerous resources, our staff treat each client with respect, understanding, empathy, and support. When you become a client of JCADA, you will enter an environment free of judgement that puts your safety and wellness above all else.

JCADA develops customized services based on an individual's unique situation.
All services are 100% free of charge, confidential, and primarily virtual.
In-person sessions are available upon request.

 

To access support services, call JCADA anytime and leave a confidential
message at 1-877-885-2232 or email support@jcada.org
We will respond within 2-4 business days.

CASE
MANAGEMENT

JCADA’s Victim Advocates offer trauma-informed case management by helping you identify your most pressing needs and supporting you in meeting those needs through a variety of types of assistance.  

 

Our Victim Advocates collaborate with you to help secure resources and assistance that will be most beneficial in helping you reach your goals.  

SAFETY
PLANNING

safety plan is a personalized, practical plan to improve your safety while experiencing abuse, preparing to leave an abusive situation, or after you leave. (The National Domestic Violence Hotline)

 

JCADA can support you in creating an individualized plan to help keep you and/or your children safer in an abusive situation.

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS

JCADA’s Victim Advocates can help you determine if you are eligible for a variety of public benefits programs and assist you in completing application forms, gathering supporting documents, and filing paperwork.  

 

Our advocates can help you apply for a variety of programs including but not limited to:  

  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps)  

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF, financial assistance)  

  • Medicaid

  • Child Care Subsidies 

ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY PROGRAM

The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) is designed to help survivors who fear for their safety maintain a confidential address. The ACP provides: 

  • A substitute address for survivors who have moved or are about to move to a new location, unknown to their abuser.

  •  A free, confidential mail-forwarding service for first-class mail and legal papers.​ 

 

JCADA’s Victim Advocates are certified ACP Application Assistants in DC, Maryland, and Virginia and can help you enroll in ACP after determining eligibility.

FINANCIAL
LITERACY
EDUCATION

If you are interested in learning more about financial literacy and empowerment, JCADA’s Victim Advocates can provide a five-module program called Moving Ahead: A Financial Empowerment Resource, created by the Allstate Foundation.  

Moving Ahead covers a variety of important financial topics, including budgeting, managing debt, and improving credit. This curriculum can be completed through a self-paced course or facilitated individually by a JCADA Victim Advocate.

LEGAL REFERRALS
& INFORMATION

Protective orders can be a helpful safety planning tool. If you are interested in filing a protective order or simply learning about protective orders and your options, our Victim Advocates can provide you with information about the protective order process, how to file, and safety planning.  

 

While JCADA does not have attorneys on staff and does not provide legal representation for protective orders, our Victim Advocates can provide you with referrals to organizations that offer direct legal representation and other forms of legal assistance.  

TIENES OPCIONES.

SOMOS UNO DE ELLOS.

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