What is domestic violence?

Domestic Violence is defined as a pattern of physical, sexual, or emotionally abusive behaviors used by one individual to assert power or maintain control over another individual in the context of an intimate or family relationship.

Four Forms of Family Violence

  • Physical Battering
  • Sexual Battering
  • Psychological Battering
  • Destruction of Property or Pets

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1. What is domestic violence?
2. How do I get help?
3. Are there resources available to me?
4. How do I get a Protective (Restraining) Order?
5. How much does a Protective Order Cost?
6. What do I do if someone violates my order?
7. How do I get a warrant if my abuser hits me?
8. How do I get notified if my abuser is getting out of jail?
9. What is the 48 Hour Hold?