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Welcome to Tzedek

Tzedek ('Justice' in Hebrew) is an Australian-based support and advocacy group for Jewish victims/survivors of child sexual abuse promoting their needs and interests and offering them and other relevant stakeholders a range of services.

The principal objective and activity of Tzedek is to promote the prevention or control of harmful or abusive behaviour, specifically, the prevention of harm arising from the sexual abuse of children within the Jewish community.

We are a National Service available to support and advocate for survivors in every state of Australia.

Vision

A Jewish community free of child sexual abuse and the associated harmful behaviour.

History

Our Mission

Tzedek was founded in December 2012 in response  to
numerous cases alleging serious child sexual abuse and subsequent cover-ups within various Jewish community institutions throughout Australia.

Due to rapid development within Australia (including the ongoing Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse), it was considered most appropriate to establish an independent organisation to respond to this issue.

In 2015, a new CEO, Dr. Michelle Meyer was appointed to the organisation. The organisation has shifted its focus to
the prevention of child sexual abuse within the community. During 2015, the organisation launched Child Protection Week with a professionals and community education forum.

To prevent child sexual abuse by:

  • raising awareness and creating a cultural change in relation to child sexual abuse;
  • educating the community including children, parents and organisations; 
  • empowering  members of the Jewish  community to be able to prevent, recognise and address child sexual abuse for themselves and others.
  • assisting and supporting the victims/survivors of child sexual abuse within the Jewish community and their families with counselling, support groups and other services
  • advocating for survivors 

 


 

 

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