Friday, December 19, 2014

Local Domestic Violence Response Team Needs Volunteers

The West Essex Domestic Violence Response Team is looking for volunteer advocates who are willing to confidentially meet with domestic violence victims at police stations in Western Essex County.

According to a release from the Verona Police Department, volunteers must be at least 18 years old, live in Western Essex County, have a valid New Jersey drivers license, have transportation access, and be able to "serve on an on-call basis". Applicants with criminal histories will not be considered, and background investigations of applicants will be conducted. 

In order to become a volunteer, applicants must take a training course, which will be run by the Rachel Coalition Domestic Violence Division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest New Jersey. The course will consist of classes on Tuesday nights from 6:00pm to 9:00pm for 14 weeks. In order to be a part of the class, interested applicants should contact Sergeant John Belotta of the North Caldwell Borough Police Department by calling (973) 226-0900. Those interested must pick up an application and return it by January 31, 2015.

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