HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office and the Domestic Abuse Sexual Assault Crisis Center are recruiting individuals to become Volunteer Response Team Advocates in Hunterdon and Warren counties, according to a release.

Advocates, the release said, are specially trained community members who provide empathy and information to empower domestic violence and sexual assault victims to make informed decisions for themselves and their families.

The prosecutor's office is announcing the continuation of the partnership to offer support and assistance to crime victims most in need of help. An overlooked function of the prosecutor's office, the release said, is to assist crime victims in navigating the criminal justice system during the most traumatic and challenging times in their lives. They perform this work, working in hand-in-hand with DASACC partners.

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DASAAC advocates, the release said, are available to respond to a victim in crisis at police stations or the local hospital, while also assisting with legal, therapeutic, financial or housing needs. They are also available 24/7 via the hotline.

Anyone interested in volunteering to be a victim advocate should contact DASACC and become part of the team to fight domestic violence. To volunteer, contact Hailey Fritzsch at hfritzsch@dasacc.org.