Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Intervention Services (DASI) believes that all forms of violence and abuse are intolerable, and that social change is necessary to end interpersonal violence.
Our mission is to foster mutual respect and healthy relationships by providing comprehensive services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families, community education, prevention programs, and advocacy.
DASI offers safety, hope, and options for individuals and families affected by domestic and sexual violence, and for the community at large.
DASI affirms its commitment to diversity and cultural competence and believes that diversity enhances our ability to accomplish our mission and informs our growth as an organization. We are committed to creating and maintaining an environment where every individual is respected, welcomed and appreciated.
We value safety and justice for all survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and will continually challenge the systems that harm, mistreat and marginalize them. We recognize that oppression and the abuse of power foster and condone violence against women and children. We will serve survivors in a manner that celebrates the richness of our differences and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, ethnicity, race, age, immigration or citizenship status, sexual orientation, economic status, religion, national origin, disability, health status or intellectual perspective.
Through continuous training on anti-oppression and through prioritizing cultural competency, we foster a respectful work environment that provides support and encouragement, nurtures leadership, and emphasizes the effective use of the talents and abilities of all staff. We strive to maintain an atmosphere of respect and trust in which we feel free to explore and discuss our attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviors in relation to others who are similar to and different from ourselves. We recognize that in order to do this that we need to continually examine our personal prejudices, as well as our policies and procedures, and to cultivate positive attitudinal and behavioral change in one another.
Because we believe that every individual is important in a unique way and adds to the overall quality of the organization, we are committed to recruiting and retaining diverse staff, volunteers, and Trustees of the Board, and to fostering an environment that draws strength from, celebrates, and honors diversity.
2015 Project Self Sufficiency Mosaic Award
2014 Sussex County Chamber of Commerce Quality in Living Award for Morning Glory Shop
2011 U.S. Center for Disease Control, Center for Injury Prevention special recognition of DASI Steppin' Up teen conference
2009 Sussex County Chamber of Commerce Quality in Living Awards
2008 U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Center for Injury Prevention & Control special recognition of DASI Steppin' In2 Manhood Conference for young men
2008 Boy Scouts of America Patriots' Path Council Sussex Tribute to Women Award to Executive Director
2008 Sussex County Council of Service Agencies Distinguished Service Award to Executive Director
2006 Sunshine Lady Foundation PEACE Award to Director, DECIDE Program
2004 The United Nations Association USA Special Recognition Award for Contributions to Women's Rights, Empowerment and Gender Equity to Executive Director
2004 NJ Coalition for Battered Women (now NJ Coalition to End Domestic Violence) Special Recognition Award for the Prevention of Domestic Violence to Executive Director
2001 NJ Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect Beverly Crawford Award to Director of Child Advocacy Services
2000 NJ Association of Human Service Directors Award for Best Practice in Human Services in the area of at-risk youth for Safe at Home Children's Program
2000 NJ Association of Human Service Directors Award for Best Practice in Human Services in the area of at-risk youth for the Empowerment Project for teens
1998 Project Self Sufficiency Community Achievement Award
1997 Soroptimist International of Sussex County Women of Distinction Award to Executive Director
1996 Sussex County Chamber of Commerce Quality in Living Awards