Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Overview/FAQ

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence can affect anyone- men, women, and children. Spouses abuse their partners, parents abuse children, and siblings abuse each other.

Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal. It includes threatening, controlling, and stalking. It includes isolating a person from friends or family, not permitting him/her to get a job or have any money, or hurting pets.


Domestic Violence: Rights and Possible Consequences Regarding the Alleged Abuser

What is domestic violence and domestic abuse?

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone: men, women, and children. The military distinguishes between "domestic abuse" and "domestic violence." In both cases, the relationship between the alleged abuser and victim must be one of "intimate partner."

"Intimate Partner" means: