Center on Violence Against Women and Children

Created in the Spring of 2007, the Center on Violence Against Women & Children (VAWC) exemplifies the land grant mission of Rutgers by engaging community partners from the academic, corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors to collaborate on different projects.  The three components of the center's work include research, MSW Certificate Program, and community engagement.

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Research and Evaluation

MSW VAWC-CP Certificate

Community Engagement

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VAWC is proud to recognize these organizations for their support of programming:


Click here to learn more about VAWC's role in the Campus Climate Project highlighted by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.

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If you need immediate help or support, please contact:
I. Rutgers University 
Rutgers Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance:

II. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 

NJ Domestic Violence Hotline:
800-572-SAFE (7233)

NJ Sexual Assault Hotline:

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN):
800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline:
800-799-SAFE (7233)

III. Child Maltreatment

State of New Jersey Office of Advocacy 


Prevent Child Abuse


Children's Bureau