Our ultimate goal is for accreditation to become standard in all Jewish organizations. Currently, we have selected 10 pioneering organizations to join our 2017-2018 cohort on preventing and responding to child maltreatment in schools, camps, and synagogues, and we plan to begin accrediting institutions from this cohort within two years. Recognizing that Jewish institutions are not always ready to take on a long-term, comprehensive project, we also offer institutions a modular option for building toward accreditation at their own pace. Above we list the five phases necessary for accreditation, based on research and best practices in the field of abuse prevention. If your organization would like to be considered for a future cohort, or if you are interested in beginning a modular approach now, please join our accreditation waitlist.
We are beginning to build programs similar to our child program for preventing and responding to institutional abuse across the life span including sexual harassment in Jewish professional spaces and elder abuse. If you are a funder or non-profit that would like to partner with us at the local or national level, please contact us.
Please note that Sacred Spaces does not provide victim services or conduct investigations. We are glad to provide referrals to other organizations specializing in these areas.