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TZEDEK JOINS SECASA

Sep 22 2019
TZEDEK MAKES MONUMENTAL MOVE TO JOIN MONASH HEALTH
Tzedek is extremely pleased to announce that it will become a program provided by Monash Health, through its South ...

Thousands sign petition against Leifer decision

Jun 09 2016
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TZEDEK JOINS SECASA

Posted on 22 September 2019
TZEDEK JOINS SECASA

TZEDEK MAKES MONUMENTAL MOVE TO JOIN MONASH HEALTH


Tzedek is extremely pleased to announce that it will become a program provided by Monash Health, through its South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (SECASA).

Tzedek is an organisation dedicated to the prevention and control of sexual abuse within the Jewish and broader community.

Joining Monash Health will see Tzedek become the first Jewish not-for-profit to be fully funded by Government.

"SECASA is pleased to have Tzedek as a program providing us with increased involvement with all parts of the Jewish communities, including the orthodox denominations" said Carolyn Worth, Manager at SECASA.

SECASA offers a range of services, including counselling for female and male victims/survivors of sexual and physical assault, for children and adults.

The organisation also supports non-offending family members, partners, caregivers and support workers.

Tzedek Board President, Danny Schwarz, said that the transition would deliver "ongoing financial security and ensure the continuity of Tzedek programs in the Jewish community".

The support, education and advocacy services provided by Tzedek will be under the management of Monash Health, but will remain unchanged.

The organisation will also continue to be a support service for the Jewish community for the 'National Redress Scheme', which provides support to people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

"This won't change our programs or the way they are delivered in the Jewish community" said Tzedek CEO, Michelle Meyer.

"Tzedek will continue to operate from its current office location in Elsternwick where it is most accessible to those in need and retain its existing phone number and website".

Dr Meyer confirmed that the transition will deliver access to a broader range of resources including education material, training opportunities and the potential for joint research initiatives between Tzedek and SECASA.

Tzedek will continue to operate its own advocacy service and maintain links to the Jewish community by way of a Tzedek Advisory Committee to SECASA.

The transition is scheduled to take effect in late October 2018.

Media Contact: Danny Schwarz, President, Tzedek on 1300 893 335
 

Thousands sign petition against Leifer decision

Posted on 9 June 2016

NEWS that former Adass Israel head teacher Malka Leifer will not be returning from Israel to face justice any time soon and will be freed from home detention has caused shock waves in Australia, prompting more than 3500 people so far to sign petitions protesting last week's ruling by an Israeli court.

Child sex-abuse victims group Tzedek has launched an online petition calling on Israel's Minister for Justice Ayelet Shaked to "stop this injustice" and extradite Leifer, stating, "It's heartbreaking this school teacher left vulnerable children traumatised. She can't get away with it."

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Extradition effort steps up against fugitive principal Malka Leifer

Posted on 7 June 2016
Victim advocate group Tzedek said two petitions launched since Judge Amnon's ruling had already raised thousands of signatures.

In a statement, the group said more than 2000 people had signed two petitions including one to Israel's justice minister expressing their outrage at the ruling.

"Tzedek is appalled that a person with 74 charges pending of sex offences is living in her community, posing a risk to children," the group said in a statement. "This ruling shows total disregard for the victims from the Adass school. They need to see Leifer brought back to Australia to face criminal proceedings.

"The current stalemate is causing ongoing trauma to the victims."

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