The U. S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year.  And according to the CDC, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience physical violence by their intimate partner at some point during their lifetimes.

Domestic Violence is . . .

  • Physical Assault: Includes shoving, pushing, restraining, hitting or kicking.
  • Sexual Assault: Any time one partner forces sexual acts that are unwanted or declined by the other partner.
  • Psychological Assault: Includes isolation from family and friends, forced financial dependence, verbal end emotional abuse, threats, intimidation, and control over the partner’s activities.
  • Attacks Against Property and Pets: Destruction of property, household objects or treasured objects belonging to the victim, or abusing or killing beloved pets.