What is Domestic Violence?

June 22, 2014

Domestic violence and abuse do not discriminate, but they do often escalate. It can be physical, emotional, sexual, or verbal and is often used as a weapon of control and intimidation by a spouse or ex-spouse. If you or somebody you know is being abused, help is available – do not wait.

By visiting this site, you've taken the first step towards doing something that could save your or a loved one’s life. Please see the resources available and call for help if you experience abuse in your home. It is never OK for someone to hurt you – domestic abuse is a crime, you are protected by the law and police take matters of domestic abuse very seriously. Always call 911 in an emergency.

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Signs of Domestic Violence
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