Families at Risk: Family Violence Services
- Jewish Family Service Association (JFSA)
- Alison Potash
- Family Violence Services Specialist
JFSA'S Family Violence Services is a nationally recognized domestic violence prevention and outreach. Program components include:
Individual Counseling and Support Groups
To assure confidentiality and safety, groups meet at confidential locations. Women with young children are encouraged to bring them to JFSA's art activity groups for children while they attend support groups.
JFSA can help you navigate the maze of social service, legal, medical, vocational and welfare systems. Case management includes safety assessments, planning, assistance in obtaining and coordinating referral services and accompanying clients on appointments. Justice
System Advocacy and Legal Resources
For many victims of abuse, working through the court system is a necessary step to becoming abuse free. JFSA helps victims understand their legal options, current laws and court processes, and can accompany them to court or appointments with attorneys.
Training for Professionals
Educating professionals who deal with victims of domestic violence is a key component of JFSA's Family Violence Services. Training is available for educators, first responders (police, fire), social workers, etc.
Some segments of the community face additional barriers to overcoming abuse. JFSA has developed specialized outreach services for these important populations:
• Religiously Observant
• People with serious mental illness
- Languages Spoken:
- Is a referral required?
- Is documentation required?
- Is insurance accepted?
- Is there a fee structure?
- Is financial assistance available?