Volunteers sought to help domestic violence victims

Volunteers sought to help domestic violence victims

The Rachel Coalition, the division of Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ that fights domestic violence, needs volunteers for its court advocacy program. The 40-hour hands-on training program teaches participants how to provide domestic violence victims with emotional and administrative support as they await their restraining order hearings in Essex Family Court in Newark.

Training sessions begin on Wednesday, October 18.

Volunteers need not have formal legal experience. They will have an opportunity to observe family court proceedings. Volunteers who already have taken a 40-hour domestic violence training class can qualify for an abbreviated training.

For more information and to schedule an interview, email Tia-lee Dawson at tdawson@jfsmetrowest.org.

The Rachel Coalition provides services to help victims of domestic violence and intimate partner violence, and works with people living in high-conflict relationships. JFS is a comprehensive social service agency that provides mental health counseling and support services on a non-discriminatory basis. With a presence in the community since 1861, JFS delivers an expanding number of programs to increasing numbers of people.

For information, call (973) 765-9050 or go to www.jfsmetrowest.org.

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