The Domestic Violence Victim Response Team
The Domestic Violence Victim Response Team (DVVRT) is a partnership of Womanspace, Inc., Mercer County, New Jersey law enforcement agencies and community members. DVVRT volunteers are trained to meet with victims of domestic violence at police stations to provide information and support at the time of a reported incident or upon request. Becoming a part of the solution to end violence in our communities can be a very rewarding experience and an excellent opportunity to to work closely with others who share the same interest in helping victims of domestic violence.
Domestic Violence Victim Response Team members are volunteer victim advocates who have received extensive training and work with police departments in local municipalities to respond to reported incidents of domestic violence. Team members meet with victims at the police station to offer support and provide resources. All 12 municipalities in Mercer County have active teams that provide this essential service to victims in their communities.
New Jersey law requires that volunteers be available to victims of domestic violence. Other counties in the state have similar services. For more information, go to the New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women Web site. Mercer County has an active team in all 13 municipalities: East Windsor Township, Ewing Township, Hamilton Township, Hightstown Borough, Hopewell Borough and Township, Lawrence Township, Pennington Borough, Princeton Township, the City of Trenton, Robbinsville and West Windsor Township.