Volunteer advocates meet with victims to provide support and assistance to them and their families during the initial stages of a highly emotional and traumatic experience. These highly trained volunteers advise the victims of personal and legal rights while providing empathy and crucial perspective of the situation.
DESCRIPTION OF THE VOLUNTEER’S DUTIES
To work in conjunction with the police to provide support, information, and referrals.
To discuss with the victim their legal rights in regard to obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order.
To empower victims to make decisions about their own lives.
A 12-hour on-call shift at least 4 times per month
Attend a monthly team supervisory meeting
SKILLS NEEDED FOR VOLUNTEER POSITION: Bi-lingual capability is a plus. No prior experience in domestic violence required.
40-hour mandatory intensive training course will be provided to successful applicants at no fee.
Must be 18 years of age or older
Have access to reliable transportation
Possess a valid driver’s license
Be willing to serve on an on-call shift basis
Submit to background investigations and fingerprinting
Participate in an application and interview process
Northern Monmouth County - Susan Levine (732) 264-4360, Ext. 4271 - Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern Monmouth County- Tina Morgan (732) 264-4360, Ext. 4272 -Email email@example.com
Participating Police Departments - There are currently 43 participating Police Departments in Monmouth County: Aberdeen, Atlantic Highlands, Asbury Park, Avon, Belmar,Bradley Beach, Brielle, Brookdale Community College, Colts Neck, Earle Naval Station, Englishtown, Eatontown, Fair Haven, Freehold Township, Hazlet, Highlands, Holmdel, Howell, Keansburg, Keyport, Lake Como, Little Silver, Long Branch, Manalapan, Manasquan, Marlboro, Matawan, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Neptune, Neptune City, NJSP Holmdel Station, Oceanport, Red Bank, Rumson, Sea Bright, Sea Girt, Shrewsbury, Spring Lake Borough, Spring Lake Heights, Tinton Falls, Union Beach, Wall,and West Long Branch.
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