Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault

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What is Domestic Violence? 
Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.  Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person.  This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure, or wound someone.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender.  It can happen to couples who are married, living together, or who are dating.  Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
What is Sexual Assault?
Sexual Assault is an assault of a sexual nature on another person, or any sexual act committed without consent.  Sexual assault is a crime motivated by the need to control, humiliate and harm.  Perpetrators use sexual assault as a weapon to hurt and dominate others.
For more information about domestic violence or sexual assault, visit the No More Website  
How do I get help?
If you or someone you know needs help, please contact your local domestic violence/sexual assault program or call:
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline at -1-800-799-7233
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673
  • Linea de Crisis en Nebraska (en Espanol) at 1-877-215-0167 

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault State Plan

Other Resources
  • The PDF Breaking the Silence Handbook is designed to help battered women explore their options.
  •  The Step Up Speak Out project gives information and ideas for the community to step up, speak out, and prevent sexual and domestic violence. 
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides crisis intervention, safety planning, referrals and education. To learn more about who the hotline is serving and what they provide, review the Nebraska State Report
  • Love is Respect provides similar resources as the National Domestic Violence Hotline; to learn more, review the Love is Respect Nebraska State Report


Division of Children & Family Services
P.O. Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5044
Phone: (402) 471-9272