The Advisory Council on Domestic Violence was established by statute in 1987 (N.J.S.A. 30:14-4). Its twenty members are drawn from government and nonprofit groups, and are appointed by the Governor. The Council is charged with:
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of laws concerning domestic violence and making recommendations for their improvement.
  • Reviewing proposed legislation to make recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature.
  • Studying needs, priorities, programs and policies throughout the State; ensuring that service providers and community are aware of needs and services.
  • Making recommendations for community education and training programs.