Looking for Volunteers....

The Union County Rape Crisis Center is looking for dedicated individuals who are interested in helping survivors of sexual violence.  A state mandated training is slated to take place April 22, 2014 - June 19, 2014 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm-10:00pm in Westfield.

What are the requirements?
  • Resident of Union County
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Valid U.S. driver's license
  • Personal (own) means of transportation (i.e. a car)
  • Participation in an informal interview during business hours of 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Successful completion of Advocate training which includes attendance at all sessions
  • Successful completion of state certification requirements
  • Commitment to volunteer for a period of at least one year
  • Commitment to signing up for at least three hotline shifts per month
  • Regular attendance at montly volunteer meetings

*If you meet these requirements and are interested in interviewing, kindly phone us at (908) 233-7273 or email rcc@ucnj.org.

NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault; Annual Meeting (2012)

NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault; Annual Meeting (2012)
Stacy Kievning (featured 2nd to last on the right) was honored by the Union County Rape Crisis Center on September 12, 2012 at an annual meeting hosted by the New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Stacy is a Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate with the Union County Rape Crisis Center (UCRCC) in Westfield, NJ. She has been working with the Center since 2006, when she started as a volunteer but soon after commenced employment as a Field Advocate. What makes Stacy stand out is her level of commitment and dedication to the field of rape care. On average, Stacy offers between 50-60 hours of hotline coverage per week. She far surpasses what is required and expected of her. She is a true gem, a model Advocate, and deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated.

Graduation- 2012 Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate Training

Graduation- 2012 Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate Training
Graduating Class

Graduation- 2012 Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate Training

Graduation- 2012 Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate Training
Graduating Class- with UCRCC Leadership Team

Monthly Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate Meeting

Monthly Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate Meeting

Certification Review

Certification Review

Certification Review

Certification Review

Certification Review

Certification Review

"Advocate Squares" Game

"Advocate Squares" Game
Certification Review

"Advocate Squares" Game

"Advocate Squares" Game
Certification Review

EDUCATION


A major objective of the Union County Rape Crisis Center (UCRCC) is to implement primary prevention education throughout Union County. The New Mexico Media Literacy Project (NMMLP), also referred to as “Media Literacy”, is currently being used to achieve this goal.



Today, the definition of what it means to be a “man or woman” is increasingly influenced by mass media. It is therefore believed, that youth can especially benefit from assistance with developing critical thinking skills. Such skills can aid them in effectively navigating the negative dimensions of popular culture including violence, gender stereotyping, and sexualized media content.



The UCRCC is implementing a fun, dynamic Media Literacy curriculum for high schools in Union County. This curriculum teaches students how to analyze and evaluate the way media shapes gender roles, impacts self-image, and influences behavior. It is believed that by becoming empowered and self-aware, youth will be more effective at resisting the constant stream of violent or hyper-sexualized messages in print, television, or online.



If you are interested in learning more, please do not hesitate to contact the Union County Rape Crisis Center at
(908) 233-7273.