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Social Change

NJCEDV works with advocates across the state to increase equity in all of our systems, and to end oppression, injustice and harm against all individuals and communities.

Social Change Task Forces

Women of Color Task Force

For over 30 years the Women of Color Task Force has provided leadership, training and advocacy to elevate the voices and needs of survivors and advocates of color in the work to end domestic violence.

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LGBT+TF

The LGBT+TF provides leadership, training and advocacy to elevate the voices and needs of LGBTQ+ survivors in the work to end domestic violence.

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Allies for Equity

Allies for Equity is a space for advocates and allies to work collectively to support the goals and objectives of the Women of Color Task Force, the LGBT+Task Force, and NJCEDV’s Social Change Plan.

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Economic Justice

99% of survivors of domestic violence experience financial abuse by an intimate partner, and domestic violence can have immediate and long-lasting impacts on a survivor’s economic safety and security.

How We Help

Financial Empowerment

NJCEDV has partnered with the Allstate Foundation, to incorporate the Allstate Moving Ahead financial empowerment project into the domestic violence services offered to survivors.

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Policy Change

NJCEDV joins the AntiPoverty Network and the NJ Time to Care Coalition, to advocate for policies that help increase financial and economic security survivors, their families and communities.

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Housing

Housing continues to be the greatest unmet need reported by advocates and survivors in NJ. That is why NJCEDV has expanded its team to include a Safe Housing Coordinator to work with advocates and partners to expand the availability of safe affordable housing for survivors and their families in NJ.

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Deaf Advocacy Project (DAP)

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.

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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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Prevention

NJCEDV provides education and training to advocates and community partners on primary prevention strategies.

With A Call to Men and the Division on Women, NJCEDV provides training, education and technical assistance on engaging men and boys in the work to end domestic violence.

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