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August 22, 2019
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Domestic Violence Crisis Response Team  

The Mahwah Police Department offers the services of the Saddle River Valley Domestic Violence Crisis Response Team (DVCRT) to victims of domestic violence.  A fully trained member of the DVCRT will speak with the victim and explain the rights of the victim under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act of 1990.  The DVCRT member will further assist the victim in the following manner:

·         Explain available options.

·         Explain applicable criminal justice and civil court procedures.

·         Explain the option of obtaining a restraining order and the remedies therein available.

·         Arrange shelter for the victim and minor children.

·         Provide referral/information about the appropriate crisis services available.

·         Arrange for a language interpreter to assist the victim in communicating with the police.

Any interaction between the victim and the DVCRT member is confidential (with certain exceptions).

Victims can also contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office for assistance at:

Office of Victim Witness Advocacy
Room 140
Bergen County Justice Center
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
Telephone (201) 646-2057

Or Alternative to Domestic Violence at

                                    Bergen County Department of Human Services

                                    One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor

                                    Hackensack, New Jersey 07601

                                    (201) 336-7575

Or the New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women at


                                    1670 Whitehorse-Hamilton Square Road

                                    Trenton, New Jersey 08690

                                    (609) 584-8107

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