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Communinty Partners

The Piscataway Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Team (Piscataway (DVCIT)) has been in existence since 1995. The Crisis Intervention Team project is truly an innovative model for societal change in that it establishes a cooperative effort between abused women’s services, local municipal police departments, and community volunteers in an effort to provide services to victims of domestic violence and their children at the time of crisis. CITs also provide immediate response to issues of dating violence. Team members offer resources and referrals to victims while also helping to establish relationships with surrounding communities.

CIT members come from all walks of life - they are paraprofessionals in the field of emergency response; social workers, attorneys, psychologists, school teachers, school counselors, administrative assistants, office managers, mental health counselors, corporate executives to students, women and men. They are volunteers who have completed a state-mandated 40-hour curriculum, plus 10 hours of individual counseling time prior to becoming certified Domestic Violence Counselors. At present, the Piscataway DVCIT consists of 35 team members who are on call 24 hours a day/365 days per year.

The Piscataway DVCIT is a non-profit, 501 (C) organization.