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Deaf Advocacy Project

About the Deaf Advocacy Project

The Deaf Advocacy Project (DAP) is the only project in New Jersey that focuses on ending domestic and sexual violence within the Deaf community. The DAP team includes employees and volunteer advocates who are all Deaf.  DAP works to build the capacity of domestic/sexual violence service providers and our allied partners to provide holistic, culturally appropriate services to Deaf survivors.


We envision a world where Deaf people are free from oppression and violence.

Mission Statement
NJ Deaf Advocacy Project provides training and technical assistance to improve service providers’ capacity to offer culturally sensitive advocacy and supportive services to Deaf survivors of domestic/and or sexual violence.


  • Educate domestic violence and sexual violence advocates on Deaf culture and working with Deaf survivors.
  • Educate the systems that intersect with the Deaf community affected by domestic and/or sexual violence.
  • Recruit Deaf advocates to support and empower Deaf individuals experiencing domestic and/or sexual violence.
  • Create a coordinated community response to address the needs of Deaf survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence