THE RACHEL COALITION, a partnership of eight Northern New Jersey organizations to provide services and support programs for victims of domestic violence in Essex and Morris County, is seeking volunteers for its Court Advocate Program. This 40-hour hands-on training program educates participants to assist domestic violence victims with emotional and administrative support as they await their restraining order hearing in Essex Family Court in Newark.
Training sessions begin March 5, and will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays from 6-9 p.m. No formal legal experience or education is required for this volunteer position. Volunteers who have already taken a 40-hour domestic violence training class can qualify for an abbreviated training.
For further information on the Court Advocate Program and to schedule an interview, contact Suzanne Groisser, Rachel Coalition coordinator of legal services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-765-9050, ext. 1708.