Domestic Violence

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

Personal Advocacy

Emergency Shelter

Emergency Transportation

Information and Referrals

Safety Planning

Information on Crime Victim Compensation

Support Groups

24/7 Crisis Line (800)236-1222

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