Domestic Violence

PDVCIT College Scholarship

The Piscataway Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Team (PDVCIT) is awarding a $1,000 college scholarship to graduating seniors who live in Piscataway and attend a public or private high school.

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize a graduating senior who has overcome unusual and extenuating circumstances, who “against all odds” is determined to reach her or his goals in spite of these obstacles, has remained in school, maintained passing grades and has been accepted into an institution of higher education.

Students may be self-nominated or recommended by school faculty or staff.  The completed application must include a high school transcript and an essay of 500 words maximum on why she or he should be chosen.  The application must demonstrate academic achievement through evidence of working toward potential and the student must be accepted for the 2022 fall semester at a university, county college or technical institute of higher education.

Those interested can e-mail for an application. Completed applications are due by Tuesday, May 2, 2022.


For October 2021, the Piscataway Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Team has an informative display at the Westergard Library in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Shown are Team Co-Chair Sharon Coney, Immediate Past Co-Chair Anne Adamiak and Adult Services Librarian Joy Robinson.

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The Piscataway Township Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Team is looking for volunteers to assist victims of domestic violence.  Requirements are:

  • A valid driver’s license
  • Completion of 40-hour training course
  • One year of service consisting of four 6-hour on-call shifts per month
  • Attend monthly meetings and an annual refresher course

For an application or any questions, please contact PTPD Sergeant Thomas Abode at (732) 562-2351 or


The Piscataway Township Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Team (PTDVCIT) is a volunteer organization that assists victims of domestic violence in accordance with NJ law, specifically N.J.S.A 2C:25-20.  PTDVCIT is comprised of paraprofessional volunteers, trained and certified in domestic violence counseling under the guidance of the Piscataway Township Police Department.  Its purpose is to provide a range of aid, comfort, education, assistance and referrals to victims of domestic violence and to increase public awareness through education of individuals, groups and the community.  The team has been in existence since 1995 and has assisted over 1,600 families in times of crisis.

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