What Is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive, controlling behavior that can include physical abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, sexual abuse or financial abuse. It is a pervasive, life-threatening crime that affects thousands of individuals in Connecticut regardless of age, gender, economic status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or education. Victims are left feeling scared, confused, dependent and insecure about their ability to survive on their own, financially or otherwise. The children of an abused parent must contend with these same fears and realities. – CCADV, http://www.ctcadv.org/
What Types Of Incidents Are Considered Domestic Violence?
Offenses committed against family members such as spouses, children, siblings, romantic partners, dating relationships. Former relationships such as ex-spouses, ex-boyfriend/girlfriend, ex-romantic partner also fall under domestic violence.