Standard definition of domestic violence

Domestic violence is a range of abusive behaviors used to achieve and maintain power and control over a partner. Domestic violence comes in many different forms, for instance:  Verbal, emotional, physical, psychological, economic, sexual, spiritual, immigration status, isolation from family and friends, social media, pet abuse and basically any tactic that can be used to exert control.

Domestic violence hotlines in NYC:  1-800-621-HOPE (4673) -or- NYC Mayor’s Office to combat domestic violence -or- you may visit a Family Justice Center in your borough which specializes in assisting survivors of domestic violence (no matter what your immigration status is at the time)

National hotline: 1-800-799-7233

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