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The JCADV’s network with other agencies to provide supportive services to victims of Domestic Abuse, Domestic Violence, dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking. For more information, contact the 24-hour national Helpline or visit the website for support, information, and advocate assistance for those impacted by crimes and violence.
Contact our helpline- 24 hour support at
If you are in immediate danger Call 119.
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Talk with a representative at JCADV right now using our live chat feature at the bottom right of your screen.
Provided here is a list of agencies in each parish. If you would like more information on the agencies of each parish such as what kind of help is offered, fax number and direct contact, CLICK HERE.
Discrimination Against Victims
There are laws in place to protect victims of domestic violence from employment, housing, and insurance discrimination. Contact a legal representative for guidance if you feel you are being discriminated against for being a victim of domestic violence and or filing a restraining order.
Remember that cell phones and social media can be used by your abusive partner to track your location. Make your technological safety and privacy a priority by putting a password on phones and other electronic devices and turning off locations on social media.
Services for Elders
JCADV provides referrals for specialized services in the community that assist seniors, adults ages 60 years and older, who are victims of abuse and violence. Some of the services include free individual and group support, assistance at court, and help with assessing the situation and identifying resources that can help.
Call the Helpline 1-800-598-7607 for more information.
Any person who has reasonable cause to believe that an elderly person or child has been abused is to report it to the police. To make a report, call the local police station 119.
LGBTQ + Resources
JCADV provides referrals for free, private, and confidential services for LGBTQ+ victims of abuse and violence.
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