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Understanding Domestic Violence
- Some Facts About Domestic Violence
- What is Domestic Violence?
- Sexual Assault
- Why Do Victims Feel Trapped? Why Don’t They Just Leave? Risks of Getting Help or Deciding to Leave
- What Is a Safety Plan?
- Planning for Your Safety
- What Can a Domestic Violence Program Do for You?
- What Other Services Are Available?
- What About Your Children?
- What About Help for Your Abusive Partner?
- Common Questions You May Have
The Police and Courts
- The Police
- What Is the Domestic Incident Report (DIR)?
- What Is “Mandatory Arrest” for Domestic Violence?
- What Is an Order of Protection and Where Can You Get One?
- Other Courts and Resources
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Victims
- Gang Member Involvement
- Victims of Human Trafficking
- Older Victims of Domestic Violence
- Military-Related Victims
- People With Disabilities
- Immigrant Victims
Friends, Family, Co-Workers and Bystanders
- How You Can Help if Someone Is Being Abused
- What You Can Do if You Know the Abuser
- Considerations for Parents
New York State Laws That Can Help Protect You
- Unlisted Phone Number
- Unemployment Insurance
- Health Insurance Information
- Terminating a Rental Lease
- No-Fault Divorce
- Documenting Stalking
- Domestic Violence Hotlines
- Additional New York State Resources
- National Resources
- Personalized Resources