Since 2007, VAWC has evolved as a place where people from the academic, nonprofit, government, and corporate sectors meet to collaborate on research, education, and training. VAWC has grown exponentially under the leadership of Dr. Judy L. Postmus and Dr. Sarah McMahon, and a strong staff, whose work is recognized at state, national, and international levels.
The mission of the Center on Violence Against Women & Children is to strive to eliminate physical, sexual, and other forms of violence against women and children and the power imbalances that permit them.
This mission will be accomplished through the use of a collaborative approach that focuses on multidisciplinary research, education, and training that impacts communities and policy in New Jersey, the U.S., and throughout the world.
Areas of Focus
Community-based, collaborative research on issues related to violence against women and children including program evaluation and evidence-based practice at the individual, family, organizational, community and policy levels.
Professional Training & Certification
Instructor-led and interactive, web-based continuing education of
professionals, resulting in enhanced personal and job competencies.
Certificate programs for continuing education of professionals that can
be replicated nationally or internationally.
Offering the only advanced degree in Social Work specializing in violence against women and children. Preparing future executives and advocates working in domestic violence, sexual assault, or child welfare organizations.
A venue for collaboration, dialogue, and problem-solving among survivors
of violence, and academic, government, corporate and nonprofit groups.