Advocate for those Impacted by Domestic Violence

 

Urgent Advocacy:

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Contact Legislators:

Despite Domestic Violence programs serving more than 32,000 people in 2023, these programs face an 8.7% decrease in funding through the FY25 State Budget, and a 43% decrease in federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds. 

 

Please help us advocate for victims and survivors of abuse by contacting your legislators and urging them to maintain funding to meet the needs of victims. The priority is the FY25 State Budget. 

How Can You Help? 

Once you identify your legislator, contact your Senate and Assembly Members and urge them to:

Maintain Funding to Meet the Needs of Victims: 

  • Restore Domestic Violence Services Funding to FY24 level
  • Allocate $2 million in funding to supplement funding for Domestic Violence Response Teams in every county

Support Governor Murphy's Proposal to include:  

  • $6 million in funding for Domestic Violence Housing 
  • $4.2 million in funding for Abuse Intervention Programming 

Resources:

You don't need to be an expert to reach out to your legislators, anyone can express their concern. To make the process easier, the New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence (NJCEDV) put together an email template, call template, and a toolkit with tips, resources, and extensive information on how you can best advocate for victims and survivors of domestic violence.  

Survivor Testimonials

While you can find the number of clients we serve in a year, there is nothing more impactful than hearing from the people we have served and how domestic violence programs have helped them.

 

As you advocate to your legislators, feel free to share the stories and quotes of victims and survivors who have utilized our services.

 

Federal Advocacy:

Advocate for victims and survivors of domestic violence on a federal level.

 

State Advocacy:

Advocate for victims and survivors on the state level by finding your legislators based on where you live. Morris County has several legislative districts: 21, 24, 25, and 26. Below you will find the contact information for all legislators in our district. Click on their names or photos to find their contact information. 

District 21:

County Advocacy:

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Advocate for victims and survivors of domestic violence on a county level by contacting the Morris County Commissioners.