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What is interpersonal violence?

  • Sexual Assault

    Sexual Assault occurs when physical, sexual activity is engaged in without the consent of the other person, or when the other person is unable to consent to the activity. The activity or conduct may include physical force, violence, threat, intimidation, ignoring the objections of the other person, causing the other person's intoxication or incapacitation (through the use of drugs or alcohol) or taking advantage of the other person's intoxication (including voluntary intoxication).

  • Dating/Domestic Violence

    Dating violence is abuse committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the complainant and is determined by length and type of relationship and the frequency of interactions.

    Domestic violence is abuse committed against an adult or a minor who is a spouse or former spouse, cohabitant or former cohabitant, or someone with whom the abuser has a child, has an existing dating or engagement relationship, or has had a former dating or engagement relationship. It can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological.

    Dating/domestic violence is characterized by a pattern of behaviors used to establish power and control over the other person or partner.

  • Stalking

    When a person repeatedly engages in conduct directed at a specific person that places that person in reasonable fear of his or her safety or the safety of others.

    The Doc Is In: Stalking Awareness Week

  • Violence and Identities

    Anyone can be affected by harassment, sexual violence, interpersonal violence, or stalking, regardless of their gender, race, ability status, or any other identity.  However, there are some who face higher rates of violence or additional barriers to seeking help. Additional information is located on our Communities We CARE For page.