HAZLET, NJ - For thirty-five years, 180 Turning Lives Around (180), a private non-profit organization, has been dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual violence, which affects our community. It is with the assistance of our committed response team volunteers that 180 continues to provide the highest level of support and advocacy to sexual violence victims, and their significant-others, in the aftermath of an assault at the five hospitals and all police headquarters located in Monmouth County, and via our confidential hotline, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. 180 will be conducting a training course for new Sexual Assault Response Team volunteers, starting on September 19th. Applications are available now.

180’s specially-trained, Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates are civilian members of the community who, in conjunction with law enforcement and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, provide emotional support and assistance to victims and their significant others during accompaniments for hospital medical examinations, police procedures, and grand jury. The volunteer advocates also provide telephone support and referral services in the areas of sexual violence awareness, crisis intervention, the medical and emotional needs of the sexual assault survivor, and the criminal justice system in relation to sexual violence. Prior knowledge of sexual violence is not required. Successful applicants will be invited to participate in the 50-hour mandatory training course being held September 19th - October 19th, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm-9:30pm, in the courtroom at Hazlet Township Police Headquarters, 255 Middle Road.

Basic requirements for volunteers to apply for this confidential victim advocacy program include that applicants must be eighteen years of age or older, have access to transportation, possess a valid driver’s license, be willing to serve on an on-call shift basis, participate in an interview process, submit to background investigations and fingerprinting, and successfully complete mandatory training. 180 Turning Lives Around is committed to a culturally diverse team to better serve the community. Bi-lingual capability is helpful.   To obtain an application, please contact Sue Levine, Coordinator, Victim Support Program, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 732 264-4360, Ext. 4271.

180 Turning Lives Around is dedicated to providing shelter, counseling, protection, support, prevention, education, and advocacy for residents of Monmouth County who are affected by domestic violence and sexual violence. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence or sexual violence, you can call the 180 Confidential Hotline at 732 264-4111, 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. For more information, visit www.180nj.org. In an emergency, dial 911.