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QUICK LINKS

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Domestic Violence Hotline
1.800.799.SAFE (7233)
National Dating Abuse Helpline
1.866.331.9474 / Text: LOVEIS (77054)
Homicide/Major Crimes Tip Line
1.877.847.7432
Essex County Family Justice Center
1.973.230.7229
Essex County Child Advocacy Center:
Wynona’s House
1.973.753.1110
Essex County Rape Crisis Center:
Family Service League
1.877.733.CARE (2273)
N.J. Coalition Against Human Trafficking
c/o Jewish Federation of Greater
Metro West of New Jersey
1.973.929.3064

NJ DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN'S HOTLINE
1.877.652.2873

1.888.373.7888 (24-Hour Hotline)
Text: "BeFree" or 233733

1.888.234.7906

COPING WITH VICTIMIZATION

CONTACT US
Essex County Prosecutor’s
Office of Victim-Witness Advocacy
1.973.621.4687
Essex County Prosecutor’s Office
1.973.621.4700 (www.njecpo.org)

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- HIV Testing After a Crime
- Human Trafficking


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F.A.Q.

Help for Victims

In cases of sexual assault involving the exchange of bodily fluid between the victim and the defendant:
  • Upon request, the victim has the right to obtain an approved serological test for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or any other related virus identified as a probable causative agent of AIDS.
  • Upon request, the victim has the right to obtain a court order requiring the offender to submit to an approved serological test for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or infection of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) or any other related virus identified as a probable causative agent of AIDS in the event that the offender is indicted, formally charged, convicted or adjudicated delinquent.
  • The victim and has the right to be notified of the offender's test results.
  • The victim can apply to the New Jersey Victim of Crimes Compensation Board for compensation for the costs of testing, counseling and medical care.
  • The results are kept confidential and are not made a part of the criminal case.
For more information, call the Essex County Prosecutor's Office of Victim-Witness Advocacy at: 973-621-4687. You may also learn more about HIV/AIDS testing for victims through our Frequently Asked Questions page.