|COMMUNICATIONS AND RECORDS|
The Domestic Violence Crisis Response Team (CRT) was formulated to assist officers in providing the most effective intervention on an immediate basis. The team is comprised of volunteer citizens from the community who have been accepted and trained by the Morris County Prosecutor's Office and the Jersey Battered Women's Service, to respond to and provide immediate assistance to victims of domestic violence. Types of assistance the CRT provides include:
If you would like information on becoming a CRT volunteer click here.
For further information print our Domestic Violence Crisis Response Team brochure.
You have the right to go to court to get an order called a temporary restraining order (TRO) which may protect you from more abuse by your attacker. Your local police department can tell you how to get a TRO. The kind of things a judge can order in a TRO may include:
There are other things the court can order. The court clerk will explain the procedure to you and help you fill out the papers for a TRO. On weekends, holidays and other times when the courts are closed, you still have the right to get a TRO. Your local police department can help you get in touch with a judge who can give you a TRO.
You also have the right to file a criminal complaint against your attacker. Your local police department will tell you how to file a criminal complaint.
If you need assistance:
For emergency shelter, counseling or referrals, call the domestic violence shelter in your county. You may also call the county Office of Victim-Witness Advocacy. You may obtain information on lawyer referral by calling the local county Bar Association.
For more information on domestic violence contact the Jersey Battered Women's Service at (973) 455-1256. A 24-hour Hotline is available by calling (973) 267-4763.