What is Intimate Partner Violence?

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This video explains what Intimate Partner Violence is, and how it can be prevented. According to the NCADV “Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically. ” Read here for facts specific to DV and IPV in NJ. Remember, counseling can help you work through issues, find self-empowerment, and encourage you to be resourceful. 

If you feel that you or your family are currently in danger please contact your local police department immediately.

Below are additional resources for Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence assistance:

New Jersey Domestic Violence Hotline
1 (800) 572-SAFE (7233)
24 hours a day/7 days a week

New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA) Hotline
1 (800) 601-7200
24 hours a day/7 days a week

Women’s Referral Central Hotline
1 (800) 322-8092
24 hours a day/7 days a week

Legal Services of New Jersey Domestic Violence Representation Project:
(888) LSNJ-LAW (888) 576-5529
Central Jersey Legal Services (908) 354-4340
Website:  www.LSNJLawHotline.org