Domestic Violence

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If there is an emergency, call local law enforcement immediately.
2012-2013 Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault State Plan
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.
For more information about domestic violence, visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline.   
Who do I call for help?
If you or someone you know needs help, please contact your local domestic violence/sexual assault program or call the:

ational 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 are some other resources?
The PDF Breaking the Silence Handbook is designed to help battered women explore their options.
Thru Trevor's Eyes is a video that gives a glimpse of domestic violence from a child's point of view.
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 Network to End Domestic Violence's Census 2011 provides information on domestic violence services in the United States.  See the PDF '11 Nebraska Summary.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides information on the demographics, experiences, and needs of callers who use the hotline.  See the PDF National Report for national data and the PDF State Report: Nebraska for statewide data.

What is the Department of Health and Human Services doing to prevent and intervene in domestic violence? 

Read Nebraska's PDF Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Outreach Plan, PDF Family Violence Prevention Services Program Progress Report, and Family Violence Prevention, Shelter, and Related Services Grants to learn what the Department is doing about domestic violence.


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