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Domestic Violence is a Crime

If you are experiencing domestic or family violence, there is help available.

Domestic and family violence is any form of controlling or abusive behaviour used by one person against another and can include: physical assault, psychological, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, sexual assault, financial abuse (keeping money and other resources from their partner) and social abuse (not allowing someone to see family or friends). It can also include stalking and threatening to harm your loved ones, children and pets.

Just because it happens in a home or by someone known; it is still a crime. Often, a domestic violence perpetrator (offender) will blame the person they are victimising and will use threats to stop you from leaving the situation. Domestic violence offenders are usually a significant person in your life, so it can be difficult to escape the abuse. 

You are never responsible for another person’s violence

Information on how and when to seek help