Training Begins September 13th

HAZLET, NJ - For over 30 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 and dedication of our response team volunteers that 180 continues to provide support and advocacy to victims during their time of crisis. 180 will be conducting a training course starting on September 13th for Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate (CSVA) volunteers.  Interviews have started, but applications are still being accepted.

Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates with 180’s Sexual Violence Program are civilian members of the community. These volunteers, who work in conjunction with law enforcement and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, provide emotional support and assistance to victims of sexual violence and their significant others during hospital medical examinations, police procedures, and through the criminal justice system. 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 assault. Prior knowledge of sexual violence is not required. Successful applicants will be invited to participate in the CSVA 50-hour mandatory training course being held September 13th through October 13th, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, in the courtroom at Hazlet Township Police Headquarters, 255 Middle Road.

Basic requirements for volunteers to apply for this victim advocacy program include that applicants must be 18 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 for the Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate program, please contact Sue Levine, Coordinator, Victim Support Program, at 732 264-4360, Ext. 4271, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 assault. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence or sexual violence, you can call the 180 Turning Lives Around 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.