Alternatives to Domestic Violence
Bergen County Department of Human Services
One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601-7076
24 hour hotline (201) 336-7575 All Information is kept confidential
TTY: (201) 336-7525
9-9 M-TH* 9-4:30pm F
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is a systematic pattern of abusive behavior used by one person in a relationship to gain and/or maintain power and control over another. This includes dating, partner, spouse, eldercare and abuse between present or former household members.
Types of Abuse:
Abuse is any behavior used to control or intimidate another person and can be verbal, emotional, physical or sexual in nature.
Name-calling, put-downs, threats, stalking, intimidation, degradation, tracking time, isolating victim from family or friends, forbidding victim to work or participate in outside activities, sleep deprivation, interrogation, accusing, using money to control, threatening to ‘out’ a gay or lesbian partner, harming pets, destroying property, throwing objects near victim.
Pushing, shoving, slapping, kicking, punching, biting, restraint, hair pulling, strangulation, pinching, burning, grabbing, shaking, scratching, spitting, using weapons, throwing objects at victim.
Any non-consensual sexual act or behavior including forced sex, unwanted touching, sexual degradation and violence targeting at the genital area.
ADV Program Description
Alternative to Domestic Violence is a multifaceted domestic violence intervention program for Bergen County residents. We offer a comprehensive approach to intervention for individuals and families living with domestic violence. Most of our services are free of charge. Those of require a fee are affordable and are based on a sliding scale. No one is ever turned away due to lack of funds.
*24 hour Hotline (201) 336-7575
*Crisis intervention/Case Management
*Counseling Services: Group and Individual
Legal Advocacy Services
*Court Appearance Preparation
*Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Project (DVLAP)
*Domestic Violence Crisis Response Teams
*Prevention Through Education
*Professional Training and Education
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This information is taken from the County of Bergen, NJ pamphlet on the Alternative to Domestic Violence (ADV). This is the current pamphlet.
Disclaimer: I have not used this service so I have no opinion, yes or no, to how good it is for personal reasons. Please call the above numbers for more information.