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The Advisory Council on Domestic Violence was established by statute in 1987 (N.J.S.A. 30:14-4). Its twenty members are drawn from government and nonprofit groups, and are appointed by the Governor.  The Advisory Council shall:

 

  • Monitor the effectiveness of the laws concerning domestic violence and make recommendations for their improvement;
  • Review proposed legislation governing domestic violence and make recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature;
  • Study the needs, priorities, programs, and policies related to domestic violence throughout the State; and
  • Ensure that all service providers and citizens are aware of the needs of and services available to victims of domestic violence and make recommendations for community education and training programs.