Domestic Violence Intervention Program
Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence or battery, is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence.
Domestic violence encompasses a number of controlling behaviors that often include (but are not limited to):
- Emotional abuse
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Economic abuse.
While the vast majority of abusive relationships involve some form of violence, it is often the emotional abuse that has the most devastating impact on a victim. Although women are more likely to be victims of domestic violence, anyone can be a victim of domestic violence, including those in the LGBTQ communities, men, disabled persons, seniors, and elders.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and The Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery and the Survivor Leadership Collective are offering free events to the public.