Domestic Violence is a pattern of coercive, controlling behavior that can include physical abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, sexual abuse and/or financial abuse by an intimate partner.
Domestic Violence is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, nationality or educational background.
Domestic Violence is one of the most chronically underreported crimes.
Emotional Abuse is Domestic Violence.
Statistics show that 1 in 4 women will experience Domestic Violence in her lifetime.
85% of Domestic Violence victims are women.
If you are being abused, know that you are not alone and the abuse is not your fault. Help is available.
If you choose to file for a Protection from Abuse Order, VIP can help you through the process.