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Domestic Violence is a pattern of abusive behavior where one person in an intimate partner relationship uses abusive tactics to maintain power and control over the other. It is patterned behavior that can involve physical, emotional, sexual, verbal and/or economic abuse used to give the abuser a sense of power and control over his/her partner. Tactics of abuse are used to establish and maintain that control in the relationship. Abuse of this nature that occurs in an intimate partner relationship where partners are not married or cohabitating is known as Dating Violence.

According to the Center for Health and Gender Equity, 1 in 4 women will be in an abusive relationship in her lifetime.

If you or someone you know may be in a dangerous relationship, Project REV can help:
Find out how to get help

If you have more questions about domestic and dating violence:
Find out more about domestic violence
View this webcast of a domestic violence Q&A panel

page last updated 3/11/2014 9:26 AM