Domestic Violence is a crime. If you see it, hear it or feel it - Report It!
The Old Bridge Domestic Violence Crisis Team was established in January 1997. Captain Jeffrey Robbins was instrumental in creating a quiet, comfortable room for the victims and, at times, their children. Our counselors can provide the victims with helpful and useful information that will aid them in the future.
The Domestic Violence Crisis Team is always seeking new team volunteers.
The team offers free confidential crisis intervention services, including immediate contact with victims, along with information and referral data, assisting services and telephone numbers.
The team can provide or arrange advice for:
- Bilingual communication
- Safe Housing - Shelter
- Information on legal rights
- Court preparation and accompaniment for restraining order
- Drop-in counseling
- Support Groups
- Community education
Team members respond to police headquarters and assist officers with interview/referral information and assist the police with restraining order preparation.
Domestic violence is not limited to physical abuse. Emotional, sexual or threat tactics are also forms of domestic violence.
Examples of abuse are:
- Harassment and intimidation
- Physical assault including punching, slapping, hitting, pushing, choking, kicking
- Threats of physical assault
- Restraint or confinement against one's will
- Name calling and put-downs which destroy someone's self-esteem
The Domestic Violence Act applies to:
A person 18 years of age or older, or an emancipated minor, who has been subjected to domestic violence by a spouse, former spouse, or any other person who is a present or former household member;
Any person, regardless of age, who has been subjected to domestic violence by a person with whom the victim has a child in common or if one of the parties is pregnant or has had a dating relationship.
NO ONE DESERVES TO BE ABUSED
Please contact the Domestic Violence Response Team at 732-721-5600, Ext. 3620 with any questions or leave a message.
If you would like to volunteer with the Domestic Violence Response Team, click here for further information.
Capt. Donald F. Fritz, Jr.
Phone: (732) 721-5600, Ext. 3310
Fax: (732) 607-7938