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What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is a repetitive pattern of behaviors used to maintain power and control over an intimate partner. These are behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish or force them to behave in ways they do not want. Abuse includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation. Many of these different forms of abuse can be going on at any one time. For more information see: types and definitions of abuse; cycle of violence; why people stay in abusive relationships; rights for survivors of domestic violence; battering characteristics and red flags.
Who’s at Risk?
Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender.
It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that includes ways to remain safe while in a relationship, planning to leave, or after you leave. Whether or not you feel ready and able to leave your partner, it’s important to consider your safety options in the case of an emergency. Learn more about Safety Planning.
24/7 Crisis Line: 530-662-1133 / 916-371-1907
Trained advocates are available 24/7 to provide crisis intervention, emotional support, advocacy, information and referrals.