Need Help?

The Office of Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance offers counseling and advocacy services, educational programming, and training, consultation and policy development services to all members of the University community. Our programs  and services are designed to promote ways of coping with the effects of interpersonal violence and to prevent such violence from occurring.

Crisis Intervention

If you need immediate assistance, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   A trained, confidential advocate is available to speak with you over the phone to provide you with support and information about the various options available to you.

If you are reporting an incident of domestic violence or sexual violence to law enforcement or having a forensic exam completed, an advocate can be available to meet you at that location to provide support and information.

To speak with an advocate now, please contact (848) 932-1181.  Crisis intervention services are free and confidential to all members of the Rutgers University Community.


We can assist you with accessing any support from the university community that you may need as a result of being a victim of a crime. Advocacy includes, but is not limited to:

  • Going with you to health services, a hospital or rape crisis center
  • Helping you navigate the legal system for a restraining order or other request
  • Contacting faculty or other staff members on your behalf
  • Facilitating interactions with other university departments, such as Residence Life, Academic Affairs, etc.
  • Advocacy services are free and confidential to members of the Rutgers community
  • To request our services, please call 848-932-1181


  • Individual counseling—come in and meet with one of our professional staff members to talk about what you have experienced
  • Group counseling—contact our office for more information
  • All counseling is available to victims, as well as friends and family Counseling is free and confidential to members of the Rutgers community
  • To make an appointment, call 848-932-1181