2016 News Release

August 9, 2016

Office of Public Affairs (609) 882-2000
Capt. Stephen Jones - ext. 6513
Lt. Brian Polite - ext. 6514
SFC Gregory Williams - ext. 6515
Sgt. Jeff Flynn - ext. 6516
Tpr. I Lawrence Peele - ext. 6531
Tpr. Alejandro Goez - ext. 6527

NJSP Seeking Volunteers For Domestic Violence Response Teams

West Trenton, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police and partnering domestic violence advocacy groups are seeking volunteers for Domestic Violence Response Teams (DVRT) in Camden, Cumberland, Essex, Gloucester, Mercer, Monmouth, Passaic, Somerset, and Warren Counties. Volunteers are also being sought for the Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART) in Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Passaic, and Warren Counties.

Volunteer advocates work in conjunction with the New Jersey State Police to provide support, information, referrals, and safety planning for victims of domestic violence.

Volunteers must attend a 40-hour training course, possess a valid driver’s license, be willing to serve on an on-call shift basis, and submit to a background investigation and fingerprinting.

For further information, contact the New Jersey State Police Victim Services Unit at 609-882-2000 ext. 2375.

Somerset: Those interested can email Rochelle Ostenfeld at rostenfeld@safe-sound.org for training information.

Warren: Email volunteers@dasacc.org or call 908-453-4121 ext. 313 for more information.

Passaic: Contact Vanessa Filmonor at 973-881-0725 to set up initial interview or email resume to vfilmonor@njaconline.org.

Mercer: Contact Heidi Mueller at 609-394-0136.

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Monmouth: For more information or to obtain an application contact Tina Morgan at 732-264-4360 ext. 4272.

Essex: For more information and to sign up, call Suzanne Groisser at 201-407-3243 or sgroisser@jfsmetrowest.org.

Cumberland, Gloucester and Camden: Contact Denise Rosen at drosen@centerffs.org or at 856-881-4034 ext. 106.

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