The Awareness Center closed. We operated from April 30, 1999 - April 30, 2014. This site is being provided for educational & historical purposes.
We were the international Jewish Coalition Against Sexual Abuse/Assault (JCASA); and were dedicated to ending sexual violence in Jewish communities globally. We did our best to operate as the make a wish foundation for Jewish survivors of sex crimes. In the past we offered a clearinghouse of information, resources, support and advocacy.
Martin Kaufman was convicted of statutory sexual assault, indecent assault and corruption of minors, 11 1/2 to 23 months in jail, followed by five years of probation, pay restitution, continue counseling through the Johns Hopkins clinic for sexual disorders. Other charges of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and luring a child into a motor vehicle were dismissed.
According to reports from members of the Baltimore orthodox community, Martin Kaufman is connected to the Glenn Avenue Shul and has been protected by Rabbi Yaakov Hopfer.
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