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  Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy 2022-2024 Academic Policies and Procedures Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance  

Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance
The Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) is an office at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. The mission of VPVA is to support survivors of interpersonal violence, including sexual violence, relationship/family violence, stalking, harassment, and other crimes. VPVA provides trauma-informed counseling, advocacy including accompaniment to RUPD or a hospital for a forensic exam, a 24/7 hotline, and safety planning. All services are free, confidential and do not involve insurance to anyone who is currently affiliated with the Rutgers New Brunswick community.  

Counseling : VPVA offers trauma-informed counseling to survivors of interpersonal violence and other crimes. Counseling can be requested by calling our office Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm and can be offered in-person or virtually.  

Advocacy : If you or a friend have experienced interpersonal violence, help is available. VPVA provides crisis intervention and advocacy. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 848-932-1181. If you hear the voicemail recording, press 0 to connect with a trained, confidential advocate anytime the office is closed.  

Prevention Education : Through peer education bystander intervention strategies and addressing gender roles, anti-oppression and we provide a range of programs with the goal to engage the entire Rutgers community in working to prevent crimes before they occur. 

Awareness Programs : We provide a variety of large and small-scale programs throughout the academic year designed to raise awareness about interpersonal violence and engage our community in activism around these issues. We encourage collaboration with student groups and other offices. To schedule a program for your group and find out more, reach out to the office.   

For more information, to volunteer, or to schedule an appointment or program, call 848-932-1181, visit us at, or email to

VPVA services at Rutgers University-Camden, Rutgers University-Newark, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences can be found at the following links:  
For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or
Comments and corrections to: One Stop Student Services Center.

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