Applications are currently being accepted for volunteers to join one of the regional Domestic Violence Response Teams (DVRT) working with either the Newton-Andover Township Police Departments, Stanhope Police Department, Hopatcong Police Department, Vernon Police Department, Franklin Borough Police Department, Hardyston Township Police Department, Borough of Ogdensburg Police Department or the NJ State Police in Augusta.
These teams of trained community members will respond to the police station immediately following an incident of domestic violence, assisting victims and their children by offering support, encouragement, information, and referrals. Volunteers work in partnership with law enforcement officers and domestic violence professionals, each partner bringing separate and distinct skills and expertise to the collaborative project.
The application process includes submission of the application form, a personal interview, completion of a 60-hour training course, and reference and criminal background checks. The next DVRT volunteer training will begin in April 2018. Interested persons are encouraged to submit the application as soon as possible to begin the process.
Applications are available by contacting DASI at 973-579-2386 ext. 227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.