New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women is a statewide association that provides leadership, support and resources on the prevention of violence against women in New Jersey through advocacy, training, public awareness and research.The NJCBW believes in the right of every human being to live free of violence and maltreatment, and that no individual has the right to exert coercive power and control over another. Furthermore, NJCBW believes individuals must be held accountable for their behavior toward others, therefore, the responsibility for violence in a relationship lies solely with the perpetrator.
The New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women recognizes that children can be impacted by domestic violence as secondary victims and are often themselves subjected to physical or sexual abuse within the family. The Coalition believes that children are entitled to live free from abuse and have services available to them. The Coalition also recognizes that victims of domestic violence are required to make extremely difficult safety choices for themselves and their children within a maze of safety risks generated by the batterer and often by life circumstances, e.g., lack of employment, housing, and child and medical care.
NJCBW offers services to women in ever county in New Jersey. Please click for more information.
NJCBW also offered guides and checklists for creating safety plans. Please click for more information.
NJCBW offers legal services to women and their families in both English and Spanish. Please click for more informaiton.
If you are in immediate need of resournces, please click for a detailed list of NJ shelters and specialized programs.