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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic abuse, also known as spousal abuse/family/intimate partner or relationship violence. A pattern of physical, emotional, verbal and or sexual abuse by one person in an intimate relationship or marriage that means harm or tries to dominate and control the other person. An abuser often uses fear, shame, isolation, intimidation, financial control and guilt to keep someone from seeking help. Often threatening to hurt you and or someone you love. The violence does not discriminate as it happens among heterosexual couples, in same-sex partnerships, roommate or caretaker relationships; within all age ranges, ethnic backgrounds, and financial levels.

Publication designed to promote education about partner abuse and relationship violence.

Office for Victims of Crime – Domestic and Family Violence

Rihanna Breaks Her Silences with Diane Sawyer.ABC News VIDEO

Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown talks with Lesley Stahl about the sexual abuse he suffered as a child at the hands of a camp counselor. CBS News VIDEO

Vice President Biden visits University of New Hampshire and announced the Obama Administration’s efforts to help our nation’s schools prevent and respond to sexual violence.

Vice President’s remarks at the University of New Hampshire, VIDEO

Guidance TEXT& Fact SHEET

Office for Victims of Crime Resources

Public awareness posters, 8.5" x 11"—English & SpanishOVC

Don’t live in silence, learn more about victim assistance – VIDEO

Victims’ Rights – Victim LawNational Center for Victims of Crime

Federal Statutes and Laws

Workplaces Respond to Domestic Violence - Make a Pledge

IMPORTANT: Computer usage can be monitored and tracked as it is impossible to completely clear information. If your computer might be monitored and you are at risk, please find a safe computer to use.