Violence Prevention & Victim Assistance (VPVA)

JOIN US IN SUPPORTING SURVIVORS THIS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

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The RBHS Office for Violence Prevention & Victim Assistance (VPVA) is a free and confidential resource that provides services regarding sexual violence, dating violence, stalking, and harassment for the RBHS community.

VPVA offers counseling, advocacy, education, and programming to address and prevent interpersonal violence that impacts the RBHS campus.

What services can VPVA provide?

  • Emotional support services via phone and in-person counseling are available for RBHS students.
  • Advocacy, including assistance with navigating health and reporting systems, is available for RBHS students who have experienced violence.
  • Information regarding interpersonal violence, options available, and how to support survivors is offered to RBHS students, faculty, and staff.
  • Additional referrals and resources can be provided to any RBHS community members.
  • Intentional education and prevention programming are scheduled throughout the RBHS campus. Requested trainings are available for interested groups within the RBHS community.
  • Awareness programming is offered throughout the year to engage students, faculty, and staff.

VPVA is dedicated to serving students at each of the RBHS sites. While based in the Stanley S. Bergen building in Newark, both educational programs and support services can be scheduled for your location.

To schedule a meeting, speak to a support person, or inquire more about VPVA services, please contact 973-972-4636.

We’re hiring!

VPVA currently is seeking a part-time graduate student assistant to work in our office. Our ideal candidate would meet many or all of the following criteria:

  • knowledge of sexual assault, harassment, dating violence, and stalking
  • experience working with a diverse student population, including conducting prevention education or programming
  • strong organizational, presentation, and communication skills
  • commitment of working 15-20 hours per week between the RBHS Newark and Piscataway locations
  • training, or willingness to be trained, as a confidential victim advocate 

Click here to view the job description and to submit your application. Email vpva@rbhs.rutgers.edu with any questions about the position.