|If your spouse, partner, or a family member has beaten you or harmed you in the ways we have discussed in this handbook, reach out to a domestic violence service provider for information and help in developing a plan to maximize your safety. Make safety your first priority.
There are service organizations that may be of help to you listed in the appendix of this handbook. Use them. The New Jersey Coalition for Battered Women and the New Jersey Division on Women (see the wallet card) can direct you to services in your community.
Finally, use the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act. See a lawyer to help you understand the law. You and your family have a right to safety. Don’t hesitate to use the criminal and civil laws to protect yourself. For more legal information, call Legal Services of New Jersey’s Domestic Violence Representation Project at 732-572-9100.
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This information last reviewed 11/2/11