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Alternatives to Domestic Violence
ADV Hotline

In 2011, 4,521 incidents of domestic violence were reported to the police in Bergen County. The county’s Alternatives to Domestic Violence Division has made great strides in addressing this violence by creating better services for victims and violators of the law.

ADV Marks 36 Years of Service to the Residents of Bergen County

Services

Alternatives to Domestic Violence (ADV) is a division of the Bergen County Department of Human Services, which is exclusively devoted to domestic violence intervention.

ADV offers a full range of specialized services including:
  • Community education
  • Counseling
  • Court Appearance Preparation
  • Court Accompaniment
  • Crisis intervention
  • Individual, group, and family counseling
  • Information and referral to other needed services
  • Legal advocacy and assistance
  • Professional training

Guide to Services
Alternatives to Domestic Violence (ADV) provides services to help the victim, the abuser, and the family caught in the cycle of domestic violence.

Crisis Intervention
  • 24-hour crisis hotline
  • Crisis case management
  • Intake assessment

Counseling
  • Individual
  • Group
  • Family
  • Adolescent
Specific modality will be determined upon review of intake assessment.

Legal/Other Advocacy

  • Court Appearance Preparation
  • Court Accompaniment Program
  • Legal Consultation
  • Legal referral for representation at restraining order hearing-note there are eligibility requirements
  • Crisis Response Teams

Community Services
  • Prevention Through Education (PTE) - domestic violence, dating abuse and topical workshops for middle and high school students and college students
  • Professional training on domestic violence and related topics
  • Educational workshops on domestic violence for community groups and organizations

Information and Referral
  • Access to county-wide information bank
  • Statewide / national domestic violence program referral network
  • Partnership Agencies - The Center for Hope and Safety(formerly Shelter our Sisters) See Below
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David J. Cohen, MSSW
Director

Email ADV

One Bergen County Plaza
2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Main Number / 24-hour Crisis Hotline: 201-336-7575
Fx: 201-336-7555

Hours
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.