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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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ABOUT US
F.A.Q.
The Essex County Prosecutor's Office's Vehicular Homicide Unit within the Homicide Task Force is responsible for investigating fatal traffic incidents, determining whether criminal liability is indicated and for prosecuting responsible persons.

When a Vehicular Homicide Occurs

When an incident occurs in Essex County involving a vehicular fatality, local law enforcement agencies immediately contact the Prosecutor's Office. Members of the Vehicular Homicide Unit join local law enforcement in securing and preserving the scene to prevent loss of evidence and to facilitate a comprehensive investigation.

The Vehicular Homicide Unit works closely with local law enforcement to determine potential criminal liability for those involved, and to prepare appropriate cases for presentation to the Grand Jury and for further prosecution. Not all fatal motor vehicle crashes involve criminal liability.

Help For Victims And Witnesses

The Office of Victim-Witness Advocacy will contact the family of a vehicular homicide victim to offer support and services to assist them through both the personal crisis and the criminal justice process.

For more information, call the Essex County Prosecutor's
Victim-Witness Advocacy Office at: 973-621-4687.