Gloucester Township’s Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) provides assistance to victims of domestic violence. Working with the local police department, volunteers are trained to provide comfort, education and referral services to persons and families in need. DVRT members are esteemed men and women who have undergone a 40 hour, 10 week training program to prepare them as Crisis Intervention Counselors. They work towards providing alternatives and referrals to victims of domestic violence while they are in crisis following a domestic violence call in police stations and hospitals. If you are interested in volunteering for the team, call (856) 227-1234.
Other Domestic Violence Programs:
- Volunteers of America has a 26 session Family Violence Prevention Program, 1 day a week with a two week break in the middle of the program. There are three full classes each year. This program can be court ordered by the Gloucester Township Municipal Court or voluntarily entered by an offender. The program has a priority on victim safety and batterer accountability.
- “The Gloucester Township Police Department partners with the Camden County Domestic Violence Services to provide the victims of domestic abuse with needed services. Go to: https://sites.google.com/a/njaconline.org/camden-county-women-s-center
The Camden County Women’s Center has changed names to Camden County Domestic Violence Services. The Camden County Domestic Violence Services (CCDVS) Domestic Violence Victim Support Group is a 1 day a week for 50 weeks program. CCDVS provides a support group facilitator that is a Licensed Social Worker/Master Social Worker. This is open to Gloucester Township residents that are victims of Domestic Violence, whether reported to Police or not. It is a confidential group, focusing on Prevention of Domestic Violence, Dynamics of power and control, services for special populations, safety planning, legal advocacy, and the effect on children. For more information call (856) 227-1234.