Intimate Partner Violence can encompass a broad range of behavior including, but not limited to, physical violence, sexual violence, OR non-physical tactics, including psychological and/or emotional violence, control, and fiscal abuse. It may involve one act or an ongoing pattern of behavior. Intimate partner can refer to a person who is, or has been involved in a sexual, dating, spousal, domestic, or other intimate relationship with the Respondent.
Intimate Partner Violence may take the form of threats, assault, property damage, violence or threat of violence to one’s self, one’s sexual or romantic partner, or to the family members or friends of the sexual or romantic partner. Intimate Partner Violence affects individuals of all sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions, races and social and economic backgrounds.