“Our mission is to prevent and eliminate domestic violence, and to protect at-risk individuals and families, through public awareness and the cooperation of allied agencies and community leaders”
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence or abuse is any pattern of behavior in a relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over a partner. Abuse may be physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person in a negative way. This includes behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, blame or humiliate someone. Domestic violence can happen to any race, age, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Intimate partner violence refers to individuals who are, or who have been, in a relationship. It may include those who are married, dating, or living together. Domestic violence may also include those living in the same household or other familial relationships.