The Crisis Unit (CU) operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provides hotline and immediate crisis counseling to victims of sexual assault and adult survivors of childhood abuse. Referrals for crisis counseling are accepted from any source.
The CU also provides the forensic medical examinations of sexual assault/abuse victims for the collection of evidence for sexual assault and child abuse reported to law enforcement and completes intakes for other NJCC services.
Forensic medical examinations are performed by Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners in compliance with the protocols established by the Office of the Attorney General. Referrals for a forensic medical exam are only accepted from law enforcement agencies for child abuse cases. A forensic medical exam can also be completed for reporting and non reporting adult victims of sexual assault.