Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of behaviors to establish and maintain power and control over a person. These behaviors may be physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, sexual or economic. The common theme is the intent to intimidate, manipulate or hurt another person. Domestic violence doesn’t look the same in every relationship because every relationship is different.
Remember, you’re not alone and you have choices. If you are experiencing domestic violence—or think you know someone that may need help—see our Emergency Services & Programs pages for help.