The Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) Program

The Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) program was state mandated in 2000 with the knowledge that victims of domestic violence are often isolated and trapped in abusive relationships. Studies demonstrate that victims of domestic violence are three times more likely to return to their abusers if they are provided with little or no support. Police officers provide protection to victims of domestic violence by arresting and processing the batterer, while volunteers help the victim to feel less isolated and alone. DVRT volunteers respond to the police department to provide emotional support, information on domestic violence, community resources and a safety plan. If you would like to speak with a DVRT Volunteer, contact your local police department. If you would like to become a DVRT Volunteer, please contact your county DVRT Coordinator.

Domestic Violence Response Teams by County

Atlantic County

The Women’s Center’s

Donna D’Andrea

Camden County

Camden County Women’s Center

Danielle Buffaloboy:


Gloucester County


Denise Rosen:

Mercer County


Heidi Mueller

Morris County

Jersey Battered Women’s Service, Inc.

Somerset County

Safe + Sound Somerset

Rochelle Ostenfeld

Union County
Bergen County

Alternatives to Violence

Susan DeJackmo:

Cape May County


Coalition Against Rape & Abuse

Nikki Nichols:

Hudson County

WomenRising, Inc

Margaret Abrams:

Middlesex County

Women Aware

Mildred Torres:

Ocean County

Ocean County Domestic Violence Response Team

Michael Kovac:

Sussex County


Jessica Minnick

Warren County

Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Warren County (DASACC)

Hailey Fritzsch:

Burlington County

Providence House

Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities

, Ryan Stango

Essex County

The Safe House


Hunterdon County

SAFE in Hunterdon

Barbara Bates:

Monmouth County

180 Turning Lives Around

Tina Morgan:

Salem County

Salem County Women Center

Brenda Lore:

Passaic County

Passiac County Women’s Center

Jennifer Singleton


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