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Executive Order 40 established the Governor's Advisory Council Against Sexual Violence in 2002.

This multidisciplinary Council is comprised of governmental and non-governmental members from across the state whose specific charges include: 

  • Reviewing the effectiveness of the current protocols, standards and practices for the examination and treatment of victims of sexual violence and attempted sexual assault and review the implementation of the protocols, standards and practices.
  • Developing specific protocols, standards and practices and recommendations to provide for an ongoing review and improvement of services for victims of sexual violence.
  • Studying the needs, priorities, programs and policies relating to sexual violence throughout the state.
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of the laws concerning sexual violence and make recommendations for their improvement.
  • Reviewing proposed legislation governing sexual violence and make recommendations to the Governor and the Legislature.
  • Ensuring that service providers and citizens are aware of the needs of victims and services available to victims of sexual violence and make recommendations for community education and training programs.
  • Reporting their progress to the Governor within one year of the effective date of this order, and thereafter, on a regular basis as determined by the Council.

For more information about the GACASV please contact:

Governor's Advisory Council Against Sexual Violence
New Jersey Department of Children and Families 
Division on Women, CC#210
PO Box 717
Trenton, NJ 08625-0717
Phone:  (609) 888-7164
Jacqueline Sanchez-Perez, MSW, LSW, Deputy Director


GACASV Meetings for 2017
  • March 8 - NJCASA, Lawrenceville
  • June 14 - DCF, New Brunswick
  • Sept 27 - NJCASA, Lawrenceville
  • Dec 6 - DCF, New Brunswick

All meetings are from 10am-12noon.

New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA)
Crossroads Corporate Center
3150 Brunswick Pike, Suite 230
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

DCF Professional Center
30 Van Dyke Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ

Meetings of the GACASV are open to the public.