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Community Forum – Family Justice Center for Middlesex County

Help us move families beyond abuse

February 19, 2020


Freeholders’ Meeting Room, Middlesex County Administration Building, 75 Bayard St., New Brunswick

A team from the Alliance for HOPE International, an internationally recognized expert, will be joining us to explore the need to establish a Family Justice Center (FJC) serving Middlesex County. FJC’s serve as a one-stop center for victims of domestic violence. This evidence-based model has been shown to reduce homicides as well as recidivism rates for perpetrators.

Please register here for the February 19 Community Forum:

Service to Survivors Recognized


In recognition for her passionate service to survivors of domestic violence, Maria Betanzos, chief operating officer, Women Aware was presented with the Community Service Award from the Renee J. Bradley and Love You Girl Foundations at An Evening of Elegance Sneaker Ball at Crestmont Country Club on October 5.

In her remarks, Maria said, “This is really not personal recognition….This is definitely not the type of work that I would do, ever, alone. This award is for my team.”

To hear Maria’s full remarks from the awards program, click here.

Thank you, Prosecutor Andrew Carey

Women Aware attended the August 29 farewell breakfast honoring outgoing Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey. Women Aware presented Prosecutor Carey with a token of their thanks for his strong support of survivors of domestic violence over the past six years. Pictured l. to r. are Kelly Carey, Andrew Carey, Women Aware CEO Phyllis Adams, Coordinator of Advocacy Services Mildred Torres and COO Maria Betanzos.

Women Aware Featured on Podcast

Women Aware’s Director of Client Services, Maliha Janjua, speaks about our services on 1450AM The Voice, New Brunswick Speaks podcast. Maliha is joined by Laura Jacobs from the Brian Injury Alliance. Listen to Maliha and Laura discuss life-saving services and how domestic violence can cause injury to the brain.

Women Aware Featured on Community Outreach Podcast

Women Aware’s Director of Client Services, Maliha Janjua, discusses Women Aware’s services on Magic 98.3 Community Outreach podcast with Racquel Williams. The Community Outreach podcast is a new public affairs program which airs on Sunday mornings from 7-8 am on Magic 98.3. It’s hosted by Beasley Media New Jersey News Director and Morning Anchor Racquel Williams. Central Jersey is rich with unsung heroes, and the focus of Community Outreach is to shine the spotlight on organizations, groups and individuals in Central Jersey that do positive work in and around the community. Thank you for shining the spotlight on Women Aware!

Click here to listen to the full podcast.