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About Domestic Violence

Domestic violence:

  • Is a behavior pattern of coercive power and control established through the abuse of one’s intimate partner.
  • Can include some or all the following types of abuse: Physical Abuse (or the threat); Sexual Violence; Psychological or Emotional Abuse; Economic Abuse; and Stalking.
  • Affects individuals in every community regardless of age, sexual preference, class, ethnicity, culture or religion.
  • Can occur in current or former dating, cohabiting, or married relationships.