DOMESTIC VIOLENCE


Who are the Victims of Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and in severe cases, even death. The devastating physical, emotional, and psychological consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and last a lifetime.

Domestic Violence Facts

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  • More than 10 million Americans are victims of physical violence annually.
  • 20 people are victims of physical violence every minute in the United States.
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men is a victim of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner during their lifetimes.

    Source: NCADV.org

What is Domestic Violence?

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. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other.

How Can My Legal Assistant Help?

We have helped countless victims of domestic violence by completing their Request for Restraining Order forms. Our domestic violence victims have priority over our other clients due to the nature of risk and safety.

Call 911 if you, or someone you know is in danger

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