SOPD Seeks Volunteers for Domestic Violence Response Team

By South Orange PD

Lt. Adrian Acevedo, along with Alexandria Flores (the SOPD liaison from the Rachel Coalition) are seeking volunteers for the South Orange Domestic Violence Response Team. Would you like to volunteer as a South Orange DVRT member? Want to help your fellow neighbors through family challenges? Then reach out to Lt. Acevedo of the South Orange Police Department’s Special Operations Division to find out what the Domestic Violence Response Team does and sign up for training. The Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewish Family Service of Metro West NJ, provides services for victims of domestic violence, and they are offering training as a DVRT Volunteer starting on Monday, March 7th.

As a specially trained DVRT volunteer you will:

• Provide support, information and referrals to victims at police headquarters
• Educate victims about their legal rights in obtaining Temporary Restraining Orders

Applicants must be:

• 21 years of age or older
• Have access to transportation
• Serve on an on-call shift basis
• Willing to submit to a background check and fingerprinting

The 40-hour training course will be provided to successful applicants. No prior experience is required. Training begins on Monday, March 7th from 6 to 9 pm. To find out more information and/or to sign up, please email either Lt. Acevedo or Alexandria Flores:

Alexandria Flores:
Lt. Adrian Acevedo:

A flyer with information is also attached to this article.

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