RACHEL COALITION, a division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ providing services and support programs for victims of domestic violence in Essex and Morris County, is seeking volunteers for its Court Advocate Program. This 40-hour training program educates participants on how to assist domestic violence victims with emotional and administrative support as they await their restraining order hearings in Essex County Family Court in Newark.
Training sessions begin Oct. 28 and will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. No legal background is required. During training volunteers will have an opportunity to observe Family Court proceedings.
Those who have already taken a 40-hour domestic violence training class can qualify for an abbreviated training. For further information on the Court Advocate Program and to schedule an interview, contact Suzanne Groisser, Rachel Coalition coordinator of Legal Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.