Financial Abuse

Forms of Financial Abuse * Forbidding the victim to work * Sabotaging work or employment opportunities by stalking or harassing the victim at the workplace or causing the victim to lose her job by physically battering prior to important meetings or interviews * Controlling how all of the money is spent * Not allowing the victim access to bank accounts * Withholding money or giving “an allowance” * Not including the victim in investment or banking decisions * Forbidding the victim from attending job training or advancement opportunities * Forcing the victim to write bad checks or file fraudulent tax returns * Running up large amounts of debt on joint accounts, taking bad credit loans * Refusing to work or contribute to the family income * Withholding funds for the victim or children to obtain basic needs such as food and medicine * Hiding assets * Stealing the victim’s identity, property or inheritance * Forcing the victim to work in a family business without pay * Refusing to pay bills and ruining the victims’ credit score * Forcing the victim to turn over public benefits or threatening to turn the victim in for “cheating or misusing benefits” * Filing false insurance claims * Refusing to pay or evading child support or manipulating the divorce process by drawing it out by hiding or not disclosing assets


NJCEDV is grateful to Allstate for helping end economic abuse in NJ. Visit Purple Purse to learn more.

Trauma Informed Career Planning Certificate

New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence is seeking community organizations to participate in a full day training or five module web-based training on Financial Abuse Literacy. Training Allstate Financial Empowerment Curriculum * Budgeting * Financial goal planning * Credit * Insurance Allstate Career Development Program * Trauma informed Career Exploration * Trauma informed Job Searching *Domestic Violence 101

Training Dates

In Person Training
  • January 14, 2019, 10 am to 4:30 pm SAFE in Hunterdon
  • February 4, 2019, 10 am to 4:30 pm SAFE in Hunterdon
  • March (Economic Justice Summit)
  • April 8, 2019, 10 am to 4:30 pm SAFE in Hunterdon
  • May 6, 2019 10 am to 4:30 pm SAFE in Hunterdon
Register Here For onsite training please contact the Economic Justice Department

Web Class Room

Winter 2019 Cohort Mon, Jan 28, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST Join Webinar Mon, Feb 11, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST Join Webinar Mon, Feb 25, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST Join Webinar Webinar links will be updated when activated.

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