The Awareness Center, Inc. is the international Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault (JCASA). We are dedicated to ending sexual violence in Jewish communities globally. We do our best to operate as "the make a wish foundation" for Jewish survivors of sex crimes, by offering a clearinghouse of information, resources, support and advocacy.
We are a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Incest is the most common form of child sexual abuse
47% percent of all cases of child molestation involve family or extended family members as the sex offenders. (Briere, J., Eliot, D.M. Prevalence and Psychological Sequence of
Self-Reported Childhood Physical and Sexual Abuse in General Population:
Child Abuse and Neglect, 2003, 27 10.)
85% of the time children are abused by someone they know. (Oesterreich, L. & Shirer, K. Sexual Abuse of Children, 2001).