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Requirements for New Jersey's
domestic violence specialist certification process

 
 

To be eligible for Domestic Violence Certification in New Jersey, applicants must show proof of:

One hundred and eighty hours of domestic violence specific education as specified in the following core curriculum areas are required:

Area
Hours
Basic Knowledge
6
Legal
12
Intervention Skills
24
Issues of Race & Culture
12
Values & Attitudes toward Violence
12
Restructuring towards a Non-Violent Family
6
Confidentiality & Counseling Ethics
9
Community Resources & Networking
3
Prevention
6
Domestic Violence in Special Populations
6
Group Counseling Skills
24
Substance Abuse
12
Mental Health
6
Sexual Abuse
12
Gender Issues & Empowerment
12
Community Organizing
6

Twelve core curriculum hours will be earned for required visits to each of the following sites: a Domestic Violence Shelter; a Courthouse; an Al-Anon Meeting; and an AA meeting.

A Personal Statement and agreement to adhere to NJADVP's Philosophical Principals and Code of Ethics, are also required.

One thousand hours of direct service experience with domestic violence clients, which includes 180 hours of supervised direct service in 14 specific task areas:

Task
Hours
Hotline
10
Intake
10
Crisis Intervention
10
Assessment
10
Referral
5
Legal Information
10
Reporting & Record Keeping
5
Education & Prevention
5
Case Management/Service Provision
20
Individual Counseling
30
Group Counseling
30
Family Counseling
20
Substance Abuse Assessment
5
Advocacy/Networking/Community Organizing
10

The total fee for the DVS credential is $250.00. Reduced fee requests are included in the packet. To receive an application packet for Domestic Violence Specialist Certification, contact NJADVP at:

NJADVP -
c/o NJCBW
1670 Whitehorse Hamilton Sq. Rd,
Trenton, NJ 08690-3541

 

     *New* Initial Enrollment Form

NJADVP has made some changes to the DVS process to make applying for your certification easier. If you are just beginning the DVS certification process please use the enrollment form above. The older application process is being phased out. Completed applications using the older criteria will be accepted through December 30, 2013.

 


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