About Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence is a pattern of behaviour used by one person to gain power and control over another person with whom he/she has or has had an intimate relationship. This pattern of behaviour may include physical violence, sexual, emotional, and psychological intimidation, verbal abuse, stalking, and using electronic devices to harass and control.

Who is at Risk from Domestic Violence?

Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence, whatever their age, race, economic status, religion, sexual orientation, or education.

While men can be victims of domestic violence, women represent the overwhelming majority of victims of such violence.

Are You in Danger? What Should You Do?

If you feel you are in danger or even if you don’t feel you are in danger but there are concerning patterns in the relationship it is worthwhile to contact any of the resources available in our City to do an assessment of your risk.

Click here to learn how to create a safety plan for you and your family.