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" Advocacy is Key in assisting Victims of  Domestic Violence "  
-Ida M. Petkus, Lead Victim Advocate 
  
The Domestic Violence Advocacy Center provides 
Education Prevention Services, Court Advocacy, 
Confidential Services and Support to young adults,
men and women, experiencing Domestic Violence.
 
"When one hand reaches out, a hundred hands reach back" ™


DONATE TO THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCACY CENTER TODAY! 

Your donation will provide Support groups, Emergency Overnight Stays, Educational Workshops and other Confidential Services to young adults, men and women experiencing Domestic Violence. Thank You!

THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVOCACY CENTER (DVA CENTER) IS A PUBLIC CHARITY.  CONTRIBUTIONS  ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE UNDER SECTION 170 OF THE 501(c)(3) INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.  TAX ID  26-1997681.

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Pat Seidman and Ida Petkus, DVA Center

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If you are in immediate danger, dial 911 or contact your local police.

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Domestic Violence Court Assistance in New Jersey

A domestic violence victim has the right to file a criminal complaint, a domestic violence complaint, or both types of complaints based on her/his own needs and understanding of the options. The victim will be referred to the Superior Court, Family Division to sign a domestic violence complaint (whereas a criminal complaint will be processed separately for investigation and prosecution through the Criminal/Municipal Courts).

Within the Domestic Violence Unit of the Family Division a victim is typically assisted and accompanied by a victim advocate who is affiliated with an independent non-profit agency (not the court). Trained court volunteers, under the supervision of court staff, provide general assistance to the Domestic Violence Unit helping to support an efficient complaint filing process as well as a positive courthouse experience for the victim.

Source: New Jersey Courts

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WHY SHOULD I SPEAK WITH AN ADVOCATE?

I never expected the level of quality and time that was 
given. I thought that I would be just a face in the crowd. I 
was wrong. The [Domestic Violence Advocacy Center staff] are 
angels. 

-Evaluation by project participant, Domestic Violence Advocacy Center. 

They were there to help, listen and care for your well 
being. Its such a relief to know someone cares and is willing to 
take a step to help. 

-Evaluation by program participant Domestic Violence Advocacy Center.

"Advocates set the standard for ethical practice and approach their work with utmost respect for the victims they serve and their colleagues"- Ida M Petkus, Executive Director-Domestic Violence Advocacy Center 

 
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