Piscataway Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Team (PDVCIT)

The Piscataway Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Team (PDVCIT) is a volunteer organization that assists victims of domestic violence. The PDVCIT 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.

We are looking for volunteers to assist victims of domestic violence. The requirements are as follows:

  • 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

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to fill out an application to be a member of the PCVCIT, please contact PTPD Sergeant Thomas Abode at (732) 562-2351 or TAbode@PiscatawayNJ.org.

PDVCIT College Scholarships
PDVCIT sponsors two (2) $1,000 college scholarships. High school seniors who have "against all odds" been able to overcome extraordinary obstacles, remain in school, maintain passing grades, and have been accepted into an institution of higher education are encouraged to apply. All public, private, parochial, or vocational high school seniors are eligible to apply; however, you must be a Piscataway Township resident.

The deadline to submit an application for the 2024 college scholarships has passed. Please check back next year if you are interested in the 2025 scholarships!

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