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New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence (NJCEDV)

Known as the New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women (NJCBW) for nearly 40 years, we now celebrate a new name and enhanced mission: to provide leadership, support and resources on the prevention of domestic violence for all victims in New Jersey through advocacy, education and training, technical assistance and community awareness.

Welcome to our new, responsive website.

We are Helping

The New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence (NJCEDV) is a statewide coalition of 30 domestic violence programs and concerned individuals whose purpose and mission is to end domestic violence in New Jersey. NJCEDV performs its work through advocacy for survivors of domestic violence; collaboration with state agencies and its member programs; education and training; and technical assistance for its members and the community. Get help here.

We are Unified

With the support and perseverance of its 30 member programs, the Coalition stands united in its efforts to provide safety and support to victims and survivors of domestic violence, to hold offenders accountable, and to engage community-based systems to enhance their response to domestic violence and to develop and implement programs that promote the prevention of domestic violence.

We are Inclusive

Domestic violence knows no boundaries regardless of race, class, education level, socio economic status, gender, sexual orientation, age, nation of origin, etc. Through its Inclusion and Access Initiative, NJCEDV strives to work with member organizations and community partners to ensure that programs and services are inclusive and accessible to individuals from all backgrounds and communities.

Our Work

Our Featured Projects

Peace, a Learned Solution (PALS)

PALS is a trauma informed program for child witnesses of domestic violence.  The treatment program model uses creative arts therapies for children (primarily aged three to twelve), who have been exposed to domestic violence. Learn more.

Women of Color Task Force

The Women of Color Task Force is made up of domestic violence advocates and community members to eliminate barriers to inclusion and access by establishing equitable services for all victims, especially those who have been traditionally underserved. Learn more.

Deaf Advocacy Project

Women with disabilities experience higher rates of domestic violence than any other groups of women, with some estimates as high as 85%. Physical and attitudinal barriers prevent women with disabilities and Deaf women from being able to access services. Learn more.

Statewide Funding Advocacy

NJCEDV and its member programs came together to advocate for increased funding in the fiscal year 2016 state budget. Increased funds will be used to help increase programs’ capacity to provide domestic violence services throughout New Jersey. Learn more.

Community News

Statement regarding the domestic violence murders of Tiniquah Rouse, Ashley Jones and Jarrell Marshall

|Tuesday, February 4, 2016|

Regarding the Domestic Violence Murders of Tiniquah Rouse, Ashley Jones and Jarrell Marshall”]Our hearts go out to the friends, family and Newark community of Tiniquah Rouse, 21, Ashley Jones, 23, and Jarrell Marshall, 28, who were allegedly killed by Jeffrey Holland, a former intimate partner of Rouse and Jones. Jarrell was Jones’ current boyfriend. Domestic violence was at the heart of the tragic murders, according to reporter Vernal Coleman. Coleman reported Essex County Prosecutor’s Office spokeswoman Katherine Carter’s statement that Holland had prior romantic relationships with both Jones and Rouse.


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The Staff Attorney has the primary responsibility for providing legal advice and resources to victims of domestic violence, domestic violence legal advocates, attorneys and others on behalf of victims within the justice and other systems.  The Staff Attorney is a critical element in implementing NJCEDV public policies through the appeals project, the Legal Advocates forum and various outside committees.

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Volunteer Opportunity

Domestic Violence Response Teams

Teams are composed of trained citizens who respond to the police departments on an “on-call” basis. All volunteers go through a rigorous screening process followed by an intensive 40-hours of training. Upon successful completion of the training, volunteers are able to speak to victims in a confidential nature. Additionally, individual supervision is provided to volunteers within 24-hours of their call-out.

Click below for more information including county contact details.


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Community Event Spotlight

Community Event Spotlight

This section will highlight community events throughout the state as well as national events in which we participate. Check back soon for updates!

In the meantime, click below for our event page.


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News Highlight

Victory for Sexual Assault Survivors
njcasa_whiteWe congratulate our partner in ending interpersonal violence, the NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA). This afternoon, NJCASA received exciting news on the passage of the Sexual Assault Survivor Protection Act of 2015.

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Program Spotlight

J.B.W.S. – No2DatingAbuse
center_whiteIn the classrooms, on the athletic fields, and on their campuses, teens and college students in Morris County are saying No2DatingAbuse. The 2015 No2DatingAbuse program reached nearly 8,000 students with its important prevention message.

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Rutgers School of Social Work

Rutgers School of Social Work

Center on Violence Against Women and Children

Partner Spotlight

Rutgers University has long been an active partner in the movement to prevent dating violence in NJ. The university has a one-of-its kind Center on Violence Against Women and Children (VAWC). Created in the Spring of 2007, VAWC exemplifies the land grant mission of Rutgers by engaging community partners from the academic, corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors to collaborate on different projects. The three components of the center’s work include research, MSW Certificate Program, and community engagement.


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Jenna's Story

Jenna's Story

Broken Boundaries, Broken Trust

Survivor Spotlight

Jenna has been with Allison for eight months. She doesn’t want anyone to know about their relationship, especially her parents. To everyone, they look like best friends. At the beginning, Allison was so caring and sweet. But eventually she started getting jealous. Allison tells Jenna she can’t hang out with other girls unless she is there, too. Jenna hardly sees her friends anymore. When Jenna asked Allison to trust her more and let her spend more time with her friends, Allison got really mad.


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Community Highlight

Black History Month



Women Make Movies – The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen (trailer above)

We celebrate Black History Month by recognizing the work of Angela Bowen, a renowned classical dancer who paved the way for today’s top ballet dancers such as Misty Copeland, the first African American Female Principal Dancer with the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen shows the intersectionality of the many issues that are involved in intimate partner violence. To prevent and end domestic violence, we need to have an understanding of divergent communities and cultural mores — because domestic violence affects everyone.

For six decades, Bowen, also a teacher, scholar and Black, lesbian and women’s rights activist, has influenced and inspired untold numbers. The film depicts Bowen’s life across the decades, from the early fifties, with historic footage, photographs and interviews. Bowen’s candid and compelling stories allow us to understand how race, class, gender, age, and sexuality played into her decisions and choices, her mission, and strategies for survival. Passionate Pursuits is intended to challenge and inspire diverse audiences to pursue their own dreams with tenacity and courage, but not for themselves alone. (excerpted from

To learn more about the film, please visit: The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen.


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