Anyone can be the target of domestic violence, regardless of age, race, economic status, gender, or sexual preference. Domestic violence is pattern of coercive control that includes emotional, financial, and physical abuse, and a number of other behaviors intended to control the other person. Without physical violence, many people don’t realize they are in an abusive relationship. Many have questions such as why do victims stay, and can abusers change. The resources provided here offer further descriptions of domestic violence as well as options, support, and insight about this often hidden epidemic. Nobody deserves to be abused.
“Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another.” Excerpt from The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, see full definition here.
Internet and Computer Safety (NNEDV)
Family Violence Prevention & Services Resource Centers *A comprehensive list of resources.
US and Territorial Coalitions (NNEDV)
Feminist Majority Foundation *Comprehensive list of resources
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health *Comprehensive list of resources
Battered Women’s Justice Project: Training, policy and practice, and more resources.
Joyful Heart Foundation: Domestic Violence
Information about VAWA from NNEDV
International Association of Chiefs of Police: Domestic Violence by Police officers Model Policy
Ignite: “IGNITE’s main goal is to support the needs of Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual violence”
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Deaf Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: Deaf Services
National Center for Victims of Crime: Responding to Crime Victims with Disabilities
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers: Victim Witness Program
Domestic Shelters: 5 Myths about Child Custody and Domestic Violence
NOMAS: Shared Custody in the Context of Domestic Violence
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: Map of shelters that allow pets – Safe Havens Mapping Project
The National Domestic Violence Hotline: Firearms and Domestic Violence
National Institute of Justice: Batterer Intervention Programs
Futures Without Violence: Batterer Intervention Programs
Intervention Programs for Abusive Behavior, The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Couples Counseling and Domestic Violence, The National Domestic Violence Hotline