Volunteer Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates


Our effectiveness as an agency has been made possible in large part by the many talented and caring volunteers who have dedicated their time to Family Service League over the years. These individuals, who share our commitment to serving and strengthening those in need, have generously shared their expertise and time to help their neighbors.


SAVE  of Essex County has a team of trained Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates who are available 24 hours a day to accompany survivors of sexual violence through medical and legal proceedings. Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates accompany survivors to hospitals, police precincts, and court rooms throughout Essex County. Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates provide survivors with support, information on their rights, referrals, and care packages with necessary personal items. Advocates also make sure that survivors' needs and rights are always respected.


Become an Advocate

SAVE is always seeking individuals interested in becoming Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates. The requirements to become a Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate are:

  • Complete a 40-hour training
  • Be at least 21 years’ old
  • Have reliable access to transportation to hospitals, police stations, and court houses through Essex County
  • Possess good communication skills, dependability, and compassion
  • Ability to understand and maintain confidentiality

For more information, please contact 973-746-0800 or e-mail info@familyserviceleague.org