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All Middlesex County buildings will remain closed to the general public until further notice due to COVID-19. Only select County services are available on an appointment basis.


For Special Victims - Children

Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCPP)
DCPP is responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect and, if necessary, arranging for the child's protection and the family's treatment. Its mission is to ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of children and to support families.

DCPP Referrals:
Child Abuse Hotline:  1-877-NJABUSE (1-877-652-2873)
Central Middlesex DCPP:  1-888-895-2404 or 732-287-1840
Coastal Middlesex DCPP:  1-800-531-1261 or 732-376-4700
West Middlesex DCPP:  1-800-531-1258 or 732-980-9312

Dorothy B. Hersh Regional Child Protection Center (CPC)
The center provides crisis intervention, child abuse assessments and referrals to community resources. A multidisciplinary team of health care professionals (doctors, nurses, psychologists, clinical social workers) trained to recognize and help victims works with children and their families offering treatment for physical and emotional injuries.

Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care - Child Crisis Intervention Services (CCIS)
671 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854
The CCIS is a walk-in service for 4-17-year olds who have been victimized by abuse or neglect. The services range from assessing the emotional difficulties to using therapeutic techniques to aid in recovery. Information can be kept confidential, but if it reveals harm either to the child or others, the mental health clinician is obligated to inform the parents.

For Victims of Sexual Assault 

Sexual Assualt Response Team

Middlesex County Center for Empowerment
29 Oakwood Ave.
Edison, NJ 08837
24-hour Hotline: 1-877-665-7273​

The Center for Empowerment offers counseling for individuals age 13 and older who have been sexually abused or assaulted.

New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Statewide Hotline: 1-800-601-7200
A statewide advocacy and capacity building organization that elevates the voice of sexual violence survivors and service providers by advocating for survivor-centered legislation, training allied professionals, and supporting statewide prevention strategies that work to address and defy the socio-cultural norms that permit and promote rape culture.

New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking
A diverse group of agencies including nonprofits, faith-based organizations, government, law enforcement, and direct service providers based in New Jersey that are working to serve as the hub of community efforts statewide to increase coordination and visibility of NJ’s commitment to end human trafficking. 

National Human Trafficking Resource Center 
24-hour Hotline:  1-888-373-7888
Text:  BeFree to 233733

New Jersey State Police Sexual Violence Information 

For Victims of Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline
New Jersey Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-572 SAFE (7233)

24-hour Hotline: 732-435-1414
An organization that provides a unique blend of culturally specific support services and intervention methods to address the unmet needs of South Asian women who are victims of violence. Manavi offers group and individual counseling, interpretation, accompaniments and transportation.

Women Aware, Inc.
250 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
24-Hour Hotline: 732-249-4504
An organization that addresses the needs of women and children living in violent homes by making available free and confidential services which range from emergency crisis intervention to long-term efforts toward independent living.  If necessary, it also plans safe-housing shelters and assist the women in obtaining temporary restraining orders. 

Women Helping Women
24-hour Hotline: 1-877-889-5610
Provides crisis intervention and prevention advocacy on three areas of gender-based violence: sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. Although survivors of gender-based violence are predominantly women, we extend all of our support services to men and the LGBTQ community. The agency offers both individual and family counseling for men and women in addition to support groups.

Additional Resources

Catholic Charities:

East Brunswick:  732-257-6100
Edison:  732-738-1323
New Brunswick:  732-447-2400
Perth Amboy:  732-324-8200
NJ State Office of Victim/Witness Advocacy
NJ State Parole Board Victim Services Unit
Office of Aging & Disabled Services
75 Bayard Street – 5th Floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Victims of Crime Compensation Office
1-800-242-0804    1-877-658-2221​

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