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Domestic Violence Facts


What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence is the use of physical, threatening, or controlling behavior by a spouse, partner, or someone involved in a dating relationship. The abuse often becomes more frequent and more violent over time.

Though domestic violence is often physical through acts such as pushing, hitting, forced sexual acts, and more, it can take many other forms including threats, insults, isolation, lying, neglect, and financial limitation. 

Domestic violence affects both the victim's physical and mental health, and also has a devastating effect on children who are exposed to it.

Follow the links below for more information on DV, its effects, and how you can intervene or seek help.


I Have Questions About Domestic Violence

I Have Questions About Teen Dating Violence

    This project is supported in part (or in whole) by grant, 03215VAGX006403 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime through the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. Views contained herein are those of the author and do not represent the position of USDOJ or ICJI. 
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