The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Domestic Violence Unit is responsible for prosecuting all non-indictable contempt cases heard by the Superior Court – Family Division, as well as all weapons forfeiture matters that arise from domestic violence incidents.
Additionally, the Unit oversees the investigations of law enforcement officers accused of being involved in acts of domestic violence, and is ultimately responsible for advising the Prosecutor concerning the re-arming process for these individuals.
The Unit also handles complaints of interference with custody, where a non-custodial parent is charged with unlawfully taking his/her child.
The domestic violence legal staff currently consists of two Assistant Prosecutors; a Supervising Assistant Prosecutor who handles the contempt cases and who is responsible for the overall supervision and administration of the Unit, as well as training in the area of domestic violence, and an additional Assistant Prosecutor who handles the weapons forfeiture hearings.
The investigative staff is comprised of a Lieutenant who oversees the operations of the unit, a Sergeant who currently assists with the weapons forfeiture hearings, and two Detectives, who prepare the cases for court, and ultimately for trial if necessary.
The unit is also staffed with a Victim-Advocate, who facilitates immediate contact between the Prosecutor’s Office and the victims of domestic violence, as well as providing support for the victims/witnesses during the court proceedings. The Advocate can also answer questions should the victim call to find out the status of his/her case, or to inquire about available services.
Together with the local police, the Domestic Violence Unit strives to prosecute domestic violence offenders and provide support services to the victim.
You can reach the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Domestic Violence Unit at:
Phone: (732) 929-2027
Fax: (732) 288-7227
*The numbers on this site are not emergency numbers, Please call 911 for an emergency*