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.
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).