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Domestic Violence Response Team

Patty Padovani, Bridgewater Township Welfare Director, is the DVRT Coordinator. There are currently six volunteer Domestic Violence Response Team members who respond to police headquarters when called to speak to victims of domestic violence. The volunteers receive forty hours of training provided by the Resource Center for Women and Their Families. After training, the volunteers are qualified to provide resource information and support to victims of domestic violence. The information exchanged between the victim and team volunteer is confidential.

Want to make a difference in the life of a domestic violence victim? The Resource Center of Somerset and Bridgewater Township are looking for new members. Become a DVRT member volunteer and work with the police in your community to help domestic violence victims through the crisis.

We provide:
• 24- Hour On-Call Service
• One-to-One Crisis Intervention
• Information referral
• Aid in securing emergency Shelter
• Safety Planning Strategies
• Understanding the Dynamics of Domestic Violence and
the Cycle Of Violence
• Advocacy for Rights of Victim

Come join our team. Each new member receives 40-hours of specialized training.

DVRT Coordinator Annmarie Crispino
at 908-359-0003 ext. 210 annmarie@resourcecenterofsomerset.org

Bridgewater Township Welfare Director Patty Padovani
at 908-725-6300 ext. 5245 welfare@bridgewaternj.gov

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