Domestic Violence Prevention and Training
Everyone positioned to reach a child, teen, adult or family experiencing abuse should be trained to provide the best guidance and the most effective care. JWI continually builds on opportunities to empower clergy, social workers, teachers, parents, lawyers, advocates and mental health professionals to better serve those who ask for help – and identify those who can’t. We also join forces with leaders – of other faiths, and every denomination within the Jewish community – to raise public awareness of domestic violence, and make ourselves heard as a clear and emphatic voice on Capitol Hill.
Our National Alliance sponsors monthly webinars, led by the country’s top experts on domestic violence and attended by attorneys, social workers, counselors, educators, advocates, DV organizations, task forces and clergy of all faiths, from every state and seven foreign countries.
The Clergy Task Force on Domestic Abuse in the Jewish Community speaks publicly, develops and disseminates resources and training, and provides guidance to clergy working with families experiencing abuse. This group is comprised of clergy from every Jewish denomination, some of whom are survivors of domestic abuse. For communities themselves, we’ve created When the Vow Breaks, an important awareness tool that corrects the misconception that domestic abuse doesn’t happen in Jewish homes. Along with public awareness resources, the toolkit includes our short documentary with firsthand accounts from survivors and commentary from rabbis and a social worker experienced in treating victims of abuse.
JWI is also a respected voice on Capitol Hill, with an advocacy agenda that spans the breadth of issues that impact women and girls. On any given day we are advocating for legislation and public policies that strengthen women’s safety, health and economic security – from violence against women, in the U.S. and abroad, to gun control, reproductive rights and equal pay.