In affiliation with 180 Turning Lives Around (180), and with the assistance of the response team volunteers, the police department continues to make available this service to victims of domestic violence during the initial stages of a highly emotional and traumatic experience. 180 will be conducting an intensive 40-hour mandatory training course for Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) volunteers October 4-27, Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays, 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Wall Township Police Headquarters, 2700 Allaire Road.
The volunteer advocates with 180’s DVRT Program are civilian members of the community who work collaboratively with law enforcement to provide confidential support, information, and referrals to victims of domestic violence at the Township of Ocean Police Headquarters. Advocates also discuss with victims safety planning and their legal rights in regard to obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order. By providing support and crucial perspective of the situation, these specially-trained advocates help to empower victims to make informed decisions for themselves and their families.
Basic requirements for volunteers to apply include that they must be 18 years old or older, have access to reliable transportation, possess a valid driver’s license.
The police department and 180 are committed to a culturally diverse team to better serve the community, so bi-lingual capability is helpful. Email Lieutenant Eduardo Segarra of the Ocean Police Department, DVRT DVLO, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to obtain an application or for additional information.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence or sexual violence, you can call the 180 Turning Lives Around Confidential Hotline at 732-264-4111 or 888-843-9262, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.