About 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.
To assist domestic violence programs in their efforts to become more culturally competent, the Task Force made recommendations that led to the development of the NJCBW Inclusion and Access Plan, a strategic plan that includes activities and a suggested timeline for implementation. The Task Force provides ongoing recommendations for training and technical assistance to cultivate cultural change in domestic violence programs.
The WOCTF continues to be engaged in activities designed to establish equitable and inclusive services and resources for survivors and communities of color.