Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is “abuse committed against an adult or fully emancipated minor who is a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, or person with whom the suspect has had a child or is having or has had a dating or engagement relationship.”

Domestic Violence may include the following acts in an attempt to exercise power and authority over another person. The abuse may occur during or after a marital or dating relationship.

  • Physical Abuse
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Abusing Trust
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Psychological Abuse
  • Coercion
  • Harassment
  • Economic Control
  • Threats and Intimidation
  • Destruction of Property
  • Isolation
  • Does your partner have an explosive temper?
  • Does he/she call you demeaning names; accuse you of cheating on him/her ?
  • Isolate you from your family and friends?
  • Does he/she hit, slap, or punch you? Threaten you?
  • Is he/she controlling and always has to have his/her way?
  • Controls the Finances?

This isn’t love… It’s abuse!