HACKENSACK, NJ -- Bergen County Department of Human Services, Division of Alternatives to Domestic Violence (BCDHS/ADV) is currently recruiting volunteers for a regional team that will respond to victims of domestic violence at police departments located in Bergen County municipalities.  Volunteers from the community are trained to offer necessary information and referrals to victims at a time when they need it most. 

Applicants will be required to consent to a criminal background check, urine test, be finger printed and attend a 40-hour training. Any person interested in applying should either go to or click https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/images/Departments__Services/Human_Services/Alternatives_to_Domestic_Violence/Get_Involved/1.29.19/DVCRT_Application.pdf  or https://www.co.bergen.nj.us/divisions-of-alternatives-to-domestic-violence/get-involved and under the  Application section open Domestic Violence Crisis Response Team.

Please complete, print and sign application.  You may either scan and e-mail the signed application or the application may be faxed by February 28th.  Email address is adv@co.bergen.nj.us and the fax number is 201-336-7555.  If you do not have internet access, please call 201-336-7577 and provide your contact information. BCDHS/ADV has provided family violence prevention, education and training and emergency intervention services in Bergen County since 1978.