Thursday, October 15th, 2015
(l/r) Denise Arseneault, Marcy McMann, Chris Mueller, Tia Manochio,
Patty Sly, and Freeholders Kathy DeFillippo, and Dave Scapicchio
Attending the session in Morristown to accept the proclamation and help re-focus public attention on the issue were Jersey Battered Womens’ Service (JBWS) Executive Director Patty Sly; and Marcy McMann, chair of the Morris County Domestic Violence Working Group.
Also attending were Assistant Morris County Prosecutor Tia Manochio, who heads the Prosecutor’s Domestic Violence Unit; Morris County Prosecutor’s Deputy Chief Denise Arseneault; and Chris Mueller, Team Leader of the Domestic Violence Unit for the Family Courts in Superior Court in Morris County
Each year in New Jersey, there are some 65,000 reported cases of domestic violence, including more than 2,000 annually in Morris County. JBWS works closely with the prosecutor’s office and the courts to offer a coordinated response to the violence against women.
JBWS’s mission is the prevention of domestic violence. The organization’s staff and volunteers have provided help line services, shelter, counseling, childrens’ services, batterer’s intervention, teen dating abuse services, community education, and professional training to thousands of Morris County residents since 1976.
For more information on JBWS visit:http://www.jbws.org/. The JBWS help line number is 973-267-4763.
For more information on domestic violence from the Prosecutor’s Office, visit: