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Domestic Violence Response Team

The Florence Township, Burlington Township, and Burlington City Police Departments in collaboration with Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities, are currently recruiting volunteers for their Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT). Team members work in conjunction with the police to provide victim support, information, and referral at the time of a domestic violence crisis.

A few hours of your time can make a difference in someone's life.
Domestic Violence is a problem. Are you willing to be part of the solution?

Applicants must be:

  • 18 years of age,
  • Have access to transportation,
  • Possess a valid driver's license,
  • Be willing to serve a minimum of four 12-hour shifts per month, and
  • Submit to background investigations, including fingerprinting.

A 40-hour mandatory intensive training course is required and will be provided to successful applicants. The course is held over a six-week period, during evening hours, and includes observations at Superior Court in Mount Holly. There is no fee for the course.  An understanding of domestic violence issues is a plus, as is any bilingual capability.

For more information, contact Gabriele Jackson at 856-824-0599, or gjackson@cctrenton.org

The Domestic Violence Liaison Officers (DVLO’s) are Corporal Jason Shafer jshafer@florence-nj.gov and Patrol Officer Michelle Koroseta mkoroseta@florence-nj.gov.
Feel free to contact them with any questions regarding the Domestic Violence Response Team.

Unable to volunteer?

The DVRT can use your old cell phones. You may drop them off at your local police department to be turned over to Catholic Charities for use as 911-only emergency phones.

Catholic Charities also keeps a wish list of items needed for use in their shelters. You can find a copy of that list at the bottom of this website under the heading “Seasonal Wishlist”:  www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org/cc3/index.php?page=providence-house. Those items can be dropped off at your local police department or at the Providence House office in Delran.

Click here for frequently asked questions about the DVRT program.


Providence House, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton –

New Jersey Coalition of Battered Women – www.njcbw.org

National Network to End Domestic Violence –www.nnedv.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline – www.ndvh.org

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence – www.ncadv.org


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