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

#BeAVoice #endDVinNJ

|Friday, January 20, 2017|

Today, January 20, 2017, is unprecedented in our nation’s history – a history that is replete with challenges and triumphs in our quest to end violence against women. This day promises to mark a swing of the pendulum back to policies unsupportive of our collective work towards social justice.  But that is one promise we do not want kept.

NJCEDV remains steadfast in our commitment to victims and survivors of domestic violence today and every day. We stand in solidarity with our sister coalitions and national networks to continue to advocate for vital legislation, such as the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). This landmark legislation has afforded countless diverse survivors protection from domestic violence. And we must remember that VAWA was passed and has been reauthorized through bipartisan support.  We will work tirelessly to ensure VAWA and other lifesaving legislation do not just continue, but expand to protect more of our vulnerable and underserved communities.

NJCEDV will be out there, leveraging the voices of our legislative allies and supportive community partners. NJCEDV will be out there to honor our partners and the work of tireless advocates who help victims in crisis every day. We will be out there, moving forward with radical hope and untethered tenacity. We will not see women’s rights – or the rights of anyone experiencing intimate partner violence – go back in time. Too many lives are depending on a social contract that ensures safety.

You, too, have a vital role. Each of our voices matter. Collectively, we send the message that violence against one of us is violence against all of us. When we act as one, when we raise our voices we can and will prevail. Together, we will stop the swing of the pendulum back from repressive policies towards a world free of oppression, where actions, beliefs and structures support all people to thrive. Together we stand for all victims and survivors of domestic violence until the day violence ends. Join us. Use your voice. Rise.

Ways to get involved:

  • March with us and others on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Learn More about the Women’s March on New Jersey – Trenton, a sister march to the Women’s March on Washington. Check back after the march for additional events.
  • Sign up to Stay in the Know about our legislative efforts and other initiatives.
  • Sign up to volunteer to contact your local representatives or contact them on your own.
  • Follow us on social media (Facebook / Twitter) and share our posts.
  • Donate to support the work it takes to advocate for funding and victims’ rights.
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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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Anna Jewel Gove

Anna Jewel Gove

Artist, Survivor ("Rock Tree" Featured Above)

Survivor Spotlight

Born in Southern California and currently residing in Middletown, NJ with her two teenage sons, Ms. Gove received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California and has also studied at the Arts Student League in New York. Her works span a period of more than 30 years and her new work picks up threads from the past and interweaves them with influences from her current life. Many of the pieces reflect Ms. Gove’s experience as a survivor of domestic violence. She credits the Rachel Coalition with helping her break free from the cycle of domestic abuse.

See Anna’s exhibit at the NJADVP 15th Annual Conference on June 22, 2017

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Community Highlight

WOCTF Presentation – 30th Anniversary Luncheon

Finding Jenn’s Voice



The Women of Color Task Force

The Women of Color Task Force (WOCTF), made up of women of color staff of domestic violence programs throughout New Jersey, was formed to address the unique needs of survivors of color who experience domestic violence in New Jersey. Through advocacy, education, training, and public awareness the WOCTF works to establish equitable and inclusive services and resources for survivors of color.

The WOCTF focuses on identifying gaps in services to survivors as well as ways to address the unique needs of racially and ethnically marginalized survivors of domestic violence. The WOCTF also assists programs in the development of services that are responsive to the needs of survivors of color to create more inclusive environments for domestic violence victims of color.

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