The New Jersey Domestic Violence Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board (DVFNFRB) is in but not of DCF. DVFNFRB allows the community to honor victims of domestic violence-related fatalities and learn from their deaths in an effort to improve systemic and community responses to domestic violence.
The New Jersey Domestic Violence Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board is authorized under New Jersey statute N.J.S.A. 52:27D-43.17a.
Identify domestic violence related fatalities and near fatalities.
Engage in quantitative and qualitative reviews of statewide fatalities.
Recommend system changes in order to promote victim safety, offender accountability, and work toward prevention of domestic violence fatalities.