Founded over 40 years ago, JBWS is the only agency of its kind in Morris County whose sole purpose is the prevention of domestic violence through the protection and empowerment of the victims, the rehabilitation of family members, the advocacy for social change to prevent partner violence and the education of the public about domestic violence and its consequences. Over the years, JBWS has received both local and national attention for its vital services. Business leaders, as well, have recognized JBWS as a premier agency that addresses the issues of domestic violence.
At the heart of JBWS' success are its life-saving services. Here, families hurting from abuse can get help through a 24-hour helpline; The Arbour House - a confidential safe home for survivors their and children that provides counseling; and The Simon House - a transitional living resource center providing life skills education, vocational counseling, and financial awareness programs. JBWS also provides legal and court accompaniment services, counseling for abusers, community/professional education and dating abuse prevention programs. Through these bilingual, comprehensive services, families receive the special help they need to put domestic violence behind them and begin new, self-sufficient lives. JBWS is also the lead agency for the Morris Family Justice Center in Morristown, a coordinated one-stop resource provided by multiple service agencies.
Comprehensive services at JBWS are provided by a professional staff, along with the support of 200 volunteers. For more information, please visit our website at jbws.org or call the 24-hour helpline for special assistance 1-877-R-U-ABUSED.