Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence crosses all ethnic, racial, generational, sexual orientation, religious and socioeconomic lines. The statistics are alarming. One in three women will experience at least one physical assault by their partner in their lifetime. In 80% of all domestic violence cases, children witness the abuse. In these families, children are also more likely to become juvenile delinquents than children who grow up in healthy environments.

Abuse comes in many forms including physical, verbal, sexual, emotional, financial and psychological. The abuser often threats, isolation or humiliation to display power and control.24 hour hotline at 1-800-500-1119. Calls are taken and available in English, Spanish, Creole and French.

Violence Against Women Act

PRESIDENT SIGNS VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT: On January 6, 2006, the President signed into law the Violence Against Women Act. CLICK HERE to see photos of the bill signing. NCADV would like to thank everyone who worked so hard over the last months to make this reauthorization possible.

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