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
|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.
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.
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.
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.