We are recruiting volunteers to apply to become a Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) advocate. Volunteers of this program are trained to respond to a domestic violence victim at the police station or at a hospital emergency room. These volunteers provide critical intervention at the moment a victim presents for assistance.

180’s volunteer DVRT Advocates are civilian members of the community who work collaboratively with law enforcement to provide support, information, and resources to victims of domestic violence at police headquarters. Advocates also discuss with victims safety planning and their legal rights in regard to obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order. By providing empathy and a crucial perspective of the situation, these specially-trained advocates help to empower victims to make informed decisions for themselves and their families.

Learn more here: https://180nj.org/…/volunteer-advocate-for-victims-of…/