You are not alone. Safe+Sound Somerset’s Helpline receives about 4,000 calls and texts per year. The Helpline is the first point of contact for Safe+Sound services and information.
If you are a domestic violence survivor and law enforcement is involved, after ensuring the safety of the survivor and family members, the officer can offer the assistance of the Domestic Violence Response Team. A DVRT Advocate helps provide a clear understanding of a survivor’s options as they go through the legal process to obtain a temporary restraining order, other resources available, and next steps.
Find out more about the Domestic Violence Response Team here.
If you are a sexual assault survivor, under New Jersey law you have the right to have a specially trained Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate (CSVA) present as part of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) during all medical and law enforcement procedures.
Find out more about SART, who is eligible, and how to activate here.