180 Turning lives around provides a Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT). DVRT advocates are civilian members of the community who work collaboratively with law enforcement to provide support, information, and resources to victims of domestic violence at police headquarters. Advocates also discuss with victim’s safety planning and their legal rights concerning obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order. By providing support and crucial perspective of the situation, these specifically-train 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 eighteen years of age or older, have access to reliable transportation, possess a valid driver’s license, be willing to serve on an on-call shift basis, participate in an interview process, pass a background investigations and fingerprinting, successfully complete the mandatory training and attend a monthly supervisory meeting.
Those interested in becoming a DVRT volunteer should contact the Hazlet Township Police DVRT DVLO for additional information or to obtain an application.