The Chester Police Department, in conjunction with Jersey Battered Women’s Service, (JBWS) has a team of specially-trained volunteer advocates available to meet confidentially with victims of domestic violence at police headquarters 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. The volunteer advocates, who are civilian members of the community, work in conjunction with the police to provide support, information, and referrals to victims of domestic violence at police headquarters. The advocates also discuss with the victim their legal rights in regard to obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order. DVRT volunteers, whose identities are kept anonymous, are available 24-hours a day to meet with victims. The volunteer advocates are trained to empower victims to make decisions about their own lives.
For over thirty-years, Jersey Battered Women’s Service, a private non-profit organization, has been dedicated to providing shelter, counseling, protection, support, prevention, education, and advocacy for residents of Morris County who are affected by domestic abuse and sexual assault. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic abuse, you can call the Jersey Battered Women’s Service Confidential Domestic Violence Hotline at 973-267-4763 or 1-877-RU-ABUSED, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. For more information about Jersey Battered Women’s Service, visit www.jbws.org.