New Jersey residents would likely be saddened to know that violence in the home continues to be a growing concern for the state. Domestic violence calls continue to pour into local police stations and safe haven services. The problem is so pervasive that some local police stations are looking for volunteers to be trained to render aid to victims in situations of domestic violence.
The goal of the new volunteer group starting up in central New Jersey is to provide support for victims of domestic violence at any hour they may need. Domestic violence includes any abuse in the home, physical or emotional. Many times, victims may need assistance as they attempt to overcome the abuse.
If an abuser has been charged for a crime, there is often a court case that follows. It can be frightening for victims to accept the thought that they may have to see or hear the victim in court. Many victims remain frightened of their abusers even after the suspect has been apprehended by police.
It can be helpful for domestic violence victims and their support network, often family members or close friends, to speak with a compassionate attorney. An attorney may be able to help assure a victim that someone knowledgeable is on their side if they must present their case in court. An attorney may be able to help bring an abuser to justice, and ensure that the victim need not live in fear and suffering as they attempt to begin a new chapter in their life.