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Jessica Schaffer: 2014 Samuel A. Goldsmith Award

09/11/2014  

Jessica Schaffer is the Safer Communities Project Coordinator at Jewish Child and Family Services, where she works to prevent and combat abuse in the Chicagoland Jewish community. In that role, Schaffer has developed training curricula for the Safer Communities program, which have been critical to helping schools and synagogues implement new safety protocols. Under her leadership, the Safer Communities Initiative has become one of the most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country.

Accepting her award, Schaffer spoke about the importance of embracing the diversity of the Jewish community, and keeping cultural differences in mind when doing outreach work.