Police Seeking Volunteers for Domestic Violence Crisis Response Team
Posted: July 10, 2014
The Randolph Township Police Department, in conjunction with Jersey Battered Women’s Service, is seeking volunteer advocates for a domestic violence crisis response team (CRT). Applications are available now for a fall training session.
The volunteer advocates are civilian members of the community who work in conjunction with the police to provide support, information and referrals to victims of domestic violence at police headquarters. The advocates also discuss with the victim their legal rights in regard to obtaining a temporary restraining order.
Applicants must be 25 years of age or older, have access to transportation, possess a valid driver’s license, be willing to serve on an on-call shift basis, and submit to background investigations and fingerprinting. Bilingual capability is a plus.
The 40-hour intensive mandatory training course will begin in September and will be held in the Morristown area.
To request an application, please contact Officer Richard Biase of the Randolph Township Police Department at 973.989.7061.
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, you can stop by police headquarters located at 502 Millbrook Avenue in Randolph at any time and ask to speak to a domestic violence CRT advocate. In an emergency, dial 911.