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?
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
What is the Department of Health and Human Services doing to prevent and intervene in domestic violence?
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault State Plan