Domestic Violence Response Team

Mission


The mission is to educate the community on the cycle of violence and provide the tools and resources to break that cycle, and create peace in the family.

Volunteer Opportunities


The Mount Laurel, Moorestown, and Maple Shade Police Departments, in collaboration with Providence House, 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. Providence House and the police departments are committed to supporting a multi-racial, multi-ethnic team to serve our communities and assist victims of domestic violence.

Applicants must:
  • Be 18 years of age
  • Be willing to serve a minimum of 3 12-hour shifts per month
  • Have access to transportation
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • 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 an 8-week period, during evening hours, and includes observations at local Municipal Courts, as well as Superior Court in Mount Holly. An understanding of domestic violence issues is a plus, as is any bilingual ability. To join the team, contact a police liaison.