Violence Against Women
NCJW believes that federal and state governments must do more to deter domestic violence assaults, punish perpetrators, and assist battered women and their children. To that end, NCJW has taken a leadership role in a coalition effort to secure increased support for violence prevention and treatment services as well as better criminal justice and law enforcement when crimes of this nature occur. NCJW also facilitates education, outreach, and action on this issue through StoP: NCJW’s Campaign to Prevent Domestic Violence grassroots network. As part of NCJW Chicago North Shore’s domestic violence initiative, we are a member of the Jewish Community Abuse Resources, Education and Solutions (J-CARES) coalition. J-CARES collaboratively creates, supports, and influences initiatives and policies to prevent, address and respond to abuse in homes, families and relationships.

Human Trafficking
NCJW Chicago North Shore is a founding member of the Jewish Coalition Against Sex Trafficking (JCAST) Chicago. JCAST Chicago works to eradicate sex trafficking in the Chicagoland area through public awareness, community engagement, and advocacy at state, local and national levels. Partners with interfaith and human rights groups, non-profit organizations, government officials, and law enforcement agencies. JCAST Chicago works with congregations, clergy, Jewish organizations and secular groups to educate the community and take action to end demand for purchased sex and protect children. The coalition meets bimonthly in Chicago and the Northern Suburbs.

NCJW is a member of the Rescue and Restore Campaign and Coalition. The State of Illinois has partnered with the Federal government to combat labor and sex trafficking in Illinois. The Illinois Rescue and Restore Campaign launched in Spring, 2005, raises awareness of the issue of human trafficking and rescue victims. Click here to visit the Coalition’s main website.

NJCW is a proud member organization of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC). JCRC is the umbrella body for 46 major Jewish organizations in the Chicago area and is the community relations arm of the Jewish Federation/Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago.