Alternatives to Domestic Violence

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
http://www.co.bergen.nj.us
Email: adv@co.Bergen.nj.us

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.

Emotional/Psychological Abuse:

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.

Physical Abuse:

Pushing, shoving, slapping, kicking, punching, biting, restraint, hair pulling, strangulation, pinching, burning, grabbing, shaking, scratching, spitting, using weapons, throwing objects at victim.

Sexual Abuse:

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.

ADV Services

Clinical Services
*24 hour Hotline (201) 336-7575
*Crisis intervention/Case Management
*Counseling Services: Group and Individual

Legal Advocacy Services
*Court Appearance Preparation
*Court Accompaniment
*Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Project (DVLAP)
*Legal Consultation
*Domestic Violence Crisis Response Teams

Community Outreach
*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.

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About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" (IUniverse.com 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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