RED BANK, NJ: You can make a difference.  The Red Bank Borough Police Department is recruiting volunteers to serve on the Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT).

The DVRT working with 180 Turning Lives Around (180), provides a free, 24/7 confidential service that is available to victims of domestic violence. 

Working collaboratively with law enforcement, 180’s volunteer DVRT Advocates are civilian members who provide support, information, and resources to victims of domestic violence at police headquarters. Advocates also discuss victim’s safety planning and their legal rights in regard to obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order.

Sign Up for Red Bank Newsletter
Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.

These specially-trained advocates help to empower victims to make informed decisions for themselves and their families, by providing support and a crucial perspective of the situation

A mandatory online 40-hour training course for new DVRT volunteers will be conducted by 180 April 20 through   May 13, Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays, 6:00pm-9:30pm.

Volunteer requirements 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 background investigations and fingerprinting, successfully complete the mandatory training, and attend a monthly supervisory meeting.

Deadline to apply is April 9th. 

For an application, click HERE.

“This is a valuable service which helps us to care for our community. The Red Bank Borough Police Department and 180 are committed to a culturally and socially diverse team to better serve the community. Bi-lingual capability is helpful and prior knowledge of domestic violence is not required. The identities of the DVRT volunteers are kept anonymous,” said Dawn Shields, RBPD Community Liaison Officer. 

For further questions, contact Officer Dawn Shields, Red Bank Borough Police Department, at 732-530-2777 Ext. 243, to obtain an application or for additional information. 

If you enjoyed this article please “Like” and “Follow” us on the TAPinto Red Bank Facebook page, and sign up for our daily e-news so you’ll never miss what’s happening in Red Bank!

And please share this article with your friends and family!

Know a local story we should share with readers?  Email Editor E. Scott Wingerter and tell him about it.

TAPinto Red Bank is free to read, funded entirely by business advertising – 40% of our readers have purchased a product or service after seeing an ad on TAPinto