Violence Against Women

Several days ago the nation was shocked to hear the Republican nominee for President bragging about his behavior toward women. Terms such as ‘predatory’ and ‘sexual assault’ describe his words and actions. A way to end violence against women is to stand and work together, as it thrives when we are silent.

Very often women do not know where to turn to seek counseling or emergency shelter. Below are a listing of organizations in each of New Jersey’s twenty-one counties.

Legal Services of New Jersey has revised their publication, 80 pages, Domestic Violence: A Guide to the Legal Rights of Domestic Violence Victims In New Jersey. An important phone number is the Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline, 800-572-7233. However, in an emergency dial 911 for the police.

Author: Michael Swayze

A retired county welfare agency administrator, who combines social work and computer skills to share information on community resources via the Internet since 1995.