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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)

Information by Crime

Assault
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Cyber-Crimes
Domestic Violence
Financial Crimes
Gang Violence
Hate Crimes
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Homicide
Juvenile Crimes
Property Crimes
Sexual Assault


ABOUT US
F.A.Q.
The Essex County Prosecutor's Office of Victim-Witness Advocacy was created to provide you with services to help you cope with the trauma of being a crime victim and to make your participation in the court system go as smoothly as possible. We strive to create a safe and supportive environment in which all victims of crime can receive culturally competent advocacy, intervention, and supportive outreach services throughout the criminal justice process.

Our office is dedicated to ensuring inclusive services to crime victims from groups that have been marginalized because of age, race, ethnicity, religion, ability, national origin, language, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and transgender status.

Many crimes committed against members of the LGBTQ community go unreported because of homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia. Additionally, a lack of information about available local crime victim services, and a distrust of law enforcement may discourage members of the LGBTQ community from seeking help. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office takes a strong stand to serve the LGBTQ community and we encourage members of that community to contact us

Our office is also dedicated to addressing hate/bias crime against the LGBTQ community, and will use all appropriate methods to combat hate/bias crime, including bail restrictions, court sanctions, and enhanced penalties, against individuals and groups who choose to victimize others.

If you are a member of the LGBTQ community and have been a victim of crime, please contact the Essex County Prosecutor's Office of Victim-Witness Advocacy at 973-621-4687. Victim advocates are available to assist you and will take the necessary steps to ensure your safety and well-being.

Helpful Resources:

Name of Organization
  Website Address
GLBT National Help Center   http://www.glnh.org/hotline/index.html
Parents, Family & Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)   http://www.pflag.org
Corporate Employee Resource Group (ERG)   http://www.outandequal.org/workplace-resources
The National LGBTQ Bar Association   http://www.lgbtbar.org
New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice – Bias Crime and Community Relations Initiative   http://nj.gov/oag/bias