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With advocates and survivors across the state and country, NJCEDV advocates for state and federal policies to increase access to services, and safety for all survivors and communities.

Fiscal Year 2025 (FY25) State Budget

Contact your state legislators today! Urge them to support additional funding for domestic violence services in the FY24 State Budget:

  • Restore funding for Domestic Violence Services to FY24 Funding Level- an increase of $2.3 Million above Governor Murphy’s budget proposal.
  • Allocate $2 million to support implementation and expansion of Domestic Violence Response Teams in each county.
  • Support Governor Murphy’s proposal to include $6million for Domestic Violence Housing.
  • Support Governor Murphy’s proposal to include $4.2 million to support Abuse Intervention Programming.

Domestic violence programs served more than 32,000 victims of domestic violence in 2023. 95% of unmet needs victims in NJ face is for emergency shelter and permanent housing. Domestic violence programs have faced a 20% reduction in funds through the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) since 2018, and will face a 43% reduction in funds through the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) in the coming year.

Now is not the time to reduce state support to domestic violence programs. 

NJ 2024-2025 Legislative Session

NJCEDV supports legislation that:

  • Centers the experience and needs of survivors from marginalized communities including Black and brown survivors, undocumented survivors, LGBTQI+ survivors, survivors with disabilities, and survivors who have been criminalized.
  • Improves access to services for all survivors.
  • Ensures safe, affordable and quality housing for all survivors.
  • Supports survivors’ economic safety and security.
  • Develops abuse intervention programming and restorative practices in response domestic violence.
Read NJCEDV Policy Framework

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NJCEDV joins the National Network to End Domestic Violence and domestic violence coalitions across the country to advocate for federal policies that help to increase access to services and safety for all survivors and communities.

Join us in urging Members of Congress to act now to prevent catastrophic cuts to the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds which will result in a 43% reduction in funding to New Jersey programs. 

Learn More and Take Action! 

Share Your Story

Do you have a story to share? Are you interested in helping to inform domestic violence policy?

NJCEDV welcomes, and encourages, survivors to participate in the legislative process. There are many opportunities to help inform legislators about domestic violence, and the impact that laws have on survivors and communities. Your voice can help center the needs of survivors and build stronger policies in our work to end domestic violence in NJ.

Please complete this form, and someone from NJCEDV’s Policy Team will be in touch with you.

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Legal Advocacy

NJCEDV provides training and technical assistance to advocates and attorneys across NJ to help ensure survivors’ safe access to the legal process.

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