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Women Aware



Legal Advocacy

The Legal Advocacy Department at Women Aware assists victims with exploring their options and understanding their legal rights under the New Jersey Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, including obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and/or a Final Restraining Order (FRO). Advocates educate victims on dynamics of abuse, their legal options, provide advocacy, resources and referrals to appropriate services, as well as safety planning, court preparation and accompaniment. Free legal clinics are provided for victims of domestic violence where family law attorneys are available to provide a one on one consultation. Services are provided in English and Spanish.

For more information, please call 732-249-4900.

Domestic Violence Liaison

Women Aware provides a liaison between our organization and Middlesex County Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) offices to provide support and advocacy to their clients who have been victims of domestic violence. The goal is to assist DCP&P caseworkers with domestic violence assessments to identify abuse, and intervention for victims of domestic violence and their children, and to offer guidance about critical steps for protecting them. Women Aware’s domestic violence liaisons and DCP&P caseworkers work together to review cases where domestic violence may be an issue and develop case plans. The domestic violence liaision will provide consultation to the caseworkers throughout the duration of cases involving domestic violence, including help with referrals to other services such as emergency sheltering or transitional housing. The domestic violence liaison will partner with caseworkers on site and on home visits to provide direct support for clients to assist them in understanding domestic violence and its impact, safety planning for victims and children, protection protocols, advocacy, referrals, and provide legal information and options. Services are provided in English and Spanish.

For more information, please call 732-249-4900.

Domestic Violence Response Teams

Women Aware provides Domestic Violence Response Team volunteers with a minimum of 40 hours of training to assist victims of domestic violence in crisis situations. Volunteers will give support and information with the goal of empowering victims to make informed decisions based on her/his options available.

For more information, please call 732-249-4900.