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Jefferson Mayor – We Need Volunteers – Domestic Violence Response Team

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The Jefferson Twp. Police Department is in desperate need of new domestic violence crisis response team (CRT) members.

Eric Wilsusen-Mayor of Jefferson: "As mentioned last August, in honor of Christie Solaro and given her tragic death was at the hands of domestic violence it is my goal to get a full complement of new CRT members from our community to serve in this very important program."

Contact information for training or for more information contact JBWS Volunteer Manager lsong@jbws,org or 973-267-7520 x129

The Spring 2020 training session has been announced.


The 40-Hour Domestic Violence

Training Program gives volunteers an in-depth look at domestic violence. This didactic program includes lecture, small group and class discussion, and the use of media. Volunteers are required to attend all sessions of the training.

Training Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the dynamics of domestic violence and its impact on children
  • Know how to appropriately respond to victims, abusers, and youth impacted by domestic violence
  • Understand the need for cultural humility when working with victims and families
  • Know how to help individuals develop a safety plan
  • Know what legal and community resources are available to victims and their families

Who Should Attend?

Individuals interested in volunteering in one or more of JBWS' direct service programs. We are especially in need of bilingual volunteers in a variety of languages!


  • Orientation: Monday, March 9, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Values Clarification I: Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Values Clarification II: Monday, March 16, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Overview of Domestic Violence: Wednesday, March 18. 2020, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Jersey Center for Non-Violence & Impact on Mental Health: Monday, March 23, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Special Topics I: Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Impact on Children: Monday, March 30, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Special Topics II: Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Domestic Violence Law Monday, April 13, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Police Response & CRT: Monday, April 20, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Safety Planning: Wednesday. April 22, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Communication Skills: Monday, April 27, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Survivor/Volunteer Panel: Wednesday. April 29, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm
  • Special & Residential Programs Monday, May 4, 2020, 6:30-9:30pm


Please complete an application at www.jbws.orq. For more info contact the Volunteer Manager at lsong@jbws.org or 973-267-7520 Ext. 129.

Did You Know?

One in four women and one in seven men in the U.S. have been victims of severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

  • People of all ethnicities and backgrounds are equally vulnerable to violence by an intimate partner.

Bureau of Justice Statistics

  • Approximately one in three high school and college students experience dating abuse.

National Council on Crime and Delinquency Focus

  • One in three female and one in twenty male homicide victims are killed by intimate partners.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

  • Domestic Violence may be the single major precursor to child abuse and neglect fatalities in the country.

US Advisory Board on Child Abuse

  • Victims of intimate partner violence lose a total of eight million days of paid work each year, the equivalent of thirty-two thousand full time jobs.

Volunteer Opportunities

Children's Program

JBWS provides services to children who are coming to JBWS with their parent seeking residential or non-residential services. Volunteers work alongside our Children’s Counselors and Advocates to provide structured recreational time in the safe house program, transitional living program, or while their mothers receive support from one of our non-residential programs.

Helpline/Safe House Program

JBWS offers the community a 24hr Helpline (877-R-U-ABUSED) which serves as a resource and support to any individual with questions or concerns regarding domestic violence. Volunteers help to staff this line, throughout day and evening shifts, responding to calls from victims and survivors of abuse, individuals who are abusive in their relationships, family members and friends of individuals impacted by domestic violence, and providers in the community working to support clients and patients impacted by domestic violence. These volunteers work directly out of our Safe House and may sometimes be asked to assist with other needs, such as providing transportation for clients, administrative tasks and general organization.

Crisis Response Team Program (CRT)

JBWS collaborates with the Morris County Prosecutor's Office, the 39 Municipal Police Departments and the State Police to insure that victims of domestic violence get the support, information, and services they need immediately following an incident of domestic violence. Trained community based volunteers are on-call with local police departments to provide one¬time crisis interventions to victims of domestic violence.

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