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Your membership to LCADV supports our work to eliminate domestic violence through public education, systems change, social change, and public policy.

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What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive, controlling behavior that can include physical abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, sexual abuse or financial abuse (using money and financial tools to exert control).

Domestic violence is a pervasive, life-threatening crime that affects millions of individuals across the United States regardless of age, economic status, race, religion or education.

Batterers make it very difficult for victims to escape relationships. Sadly, many survivors suffer from abuse for decades.

It’s important for survivors to know that the abuse is not their fault, and they are not alone. Help is available for those who suffer from domestic violence.