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 Featured Projects
The New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence Recognizes 13 Lives Lost to Domestic Violence in July and August
Calls for More Homicide Reduction Efforts
|Thursday, June 30, 2016|
The New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence (NJCEDV) mourns and remembers the lives lost to domestic violence in July and August 2016. We keep these victims, their families and communities in our thoughts and hearts.
- July 7, Carlstadt – Michelle Sabia, 44, was shot and killed by her husband Scott Sabia before killing himself.
- July 19, Pennsville – Seema Singh, 42, was allegedly stabbed to death by her husband Nitian Singh.
- July 30, Ridgefield – Mary Jo Osgood, 55, of Rhode Island, was found in the trunk of her ex-husband’s car, dead from gunshot wounds. Frank Osgood, a former police officer, took State Trooper’s on a car chase ending on the NJ Turnpike where he was discovered deceased in the vehicle with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
- August 9, Burlington Township – Mashanda Johnson, 48, and her son Trey Johnson, 10, were shot and killed by Rueben Johnson, the victims’ husband and father, before taking his own life.
- August 17, Ewing – Rufina Castro, 51, was reportedly strangled to death by her boyfriend Carlos Ortiz.
- August 20, Pennsauken – Jamil Baskerville, 2, was allegedly beaten to death by Zachary Tricoche after a physical altercation with the boy’s mother, reportedly Tricoche’s girlfriend.
- August 22, Collingswood – Joseline Perez, 36, was stabbed to death by her estranged husband Timothy Moorman.
- August 26, West Deptford – Edward Coles, Jr., 58, and his wife Rosemarie Coles, 55, were allegedly beaten to death by their son Ryan Coles.
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.
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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!
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Victory for Sexual Assault Survivors
We 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.
J.B.W.S. – No2DatingAbuse
In 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.
Rutgers School of Social Work
Center on Violence Against Women and Children
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.
Anna Jewel Gove
Artist, Survivor ("Rock Tree" Featured Above)
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 14th Annual Conference on June 8, 2016.
Keynote Presentation – NJADVP 14th Annual Conference
Finding Jenn’s Voice
Finding Jenn’s Voice (official trailer above)
On March 16, 2011, Jennifer Snyder was murdered by her married boyfriend after he learned that she was pregnant. A week later, Jenn’s aunt contacted filmmaker (and social worker), Tracy Schott. She described the family’s grief on learning that Jenn had been murdered by someone they’d met. She also shared her dismay about how Jenn was being treated in the media. Trina asked Tracy to share Jenn’s story. While talking with Trina, Tracy googled “pregnancy” and “homicide” and was shocked to find studies suggesting that homicide was a leading cause of death during pregnancy. Why wasn’t the media talking about this? And so began the journey that was to become Finding Jenn’s Voice – a documentary film about intimate partner homicide. In a presentation at the New Jersey Association of Domestic Violence Professionals (NJADVP) 14th Annual Conference on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, Tracy will examine the power of the media to shape our response to domestic violence, manipulate the information, and bully the victims. She will also explore how to use the media to help us reach our goals. Actively engaging the media can lead to powerful shifts in the conversation and the social response to domestic violence. Tracy believes that the strongest voices in creating these changes lie within the survivors. By acknowledging their expertise of their own experiences, we can help survivors of domestic violence become the voices of change.
To learn more about the film, and to register for a special training around this film at the NJADVP 14th Annual Conference, please visit our conference page.