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March 18, 2013

Domestic Violence

Abuse Is Not Okay

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of many behaviors directed at achieving and maintaining power and control over an intimate partner, such as physical violence, emotional abuse, isolation of the victim, economic abuse, intimidation, and coercion and threats.

If someone is abusing you or someone in your household, you do not have to accept it—even if your spouse is the abuser. The police and courts can help you stop the abuse.

>>What is domestic violence?
>>What kind of behavior is defined as domestic violence?
>>Which courts handle abuse cases?

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