All of us have rights when we are in a relationship. We have the right to be loved, to be respected, to say what we are thinking, to be in contact with whomever we want to be in contact with, to make our own choices about what we do and where we go, to wear what we want, and to make our own decisions.
Domestic Violence and Law Self-Help Legal Manual for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and Stalking We are pleased to release two new Self Help Legal Manuals created by ODVN and the Ohio Poverty Law Center, with partners from the private bar and the...
In studies with survivors of domestic violence, survivors who had left abusive relationships were asked what support helped them leave the relationships they were in.
Economic resources are often the most important piece of getting free from an abusive partner.
Trauma is said to be a mind, body experience. Consequently, very often child and teen victims of domestic violence scan their environments for what might happen next because of the patterns and tactics the person who batterers chooses. Children and teens are surviving and are on high alert. Too often, this critical information is not talked about resulting in children and teens behaviors (responses) being misunderstood.
There are multiple pathways to incarceration for a domestic violence survivor.
When domestic violence victims become criminal defendants or are incarcerated, they still need advocacy, support, safety planning and community resources.
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