Domestic violence is against the law. Domestic Violence is abuse by an intimate partner, spouse, parent or relative. Domestic Violence occurs in many different forms. Some examples are:
- Physical: Pushing, shoving, shaking, hitting, slapping, choking, kicking, and pinching
- Verbal/Emotional: Name calling, yelling, constant criticism and put-downs, threatening/intimidating and controlling the victim’s activities
- Sexual: Forcing sex on an unwilling partner, demanding sexual acts, forcing uncomfortable sex and criticizing sexual activity.
- Financial Abuse: Withholding money or payments, preventing education and career opportunities, cutting off access to bank accounts, controlling where someone is allowed to work and preventing access to financial information.
Children Are Affected by Domestic Violence
If a parent is being abused and the children are there to witness the abuse, they may feel scared, confused, and guilty. Talk to your children and let them know that what happened is not their fault and that they will be safe.
In case of an emergency, including acts of violence or threat of physical harm, call 9-1-1 or the Casa Grande Police Department at (520) 421-8700.
For more information on about domestic violence, visit the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence website.