What is Domestic Violence
Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats that influence another person.
This includes any behaviors that might frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, or injure someone.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, economic class, immigration status, religion, or gender.
Instead of asking her why she didn’t leave her abuser sooner, tell her you are proud of her for leaving when she could.
-Christy Ann Martine
How can Tri-County Council Help?
Victim Advocacy and Accompaniment for Emergency Medical Services and Medical Forensic Exams
Legal Advocacy and Accompaniment (including assistance with restraining orders)
Law Enforcement interview accompaniment and advocacy
Information and Referrals
Information on Crime Victim Compensation
24/7 Crisis Line (800)236-1222