Domestic violence is defined as any form of physical or sexual assault, actual or threatened, in an intimate relationship, and includes emotional, psychological, or harassing behaviour. The crimes usually occur in a pattern of controlling or harassing behaviour. The violence is used to intimidate, humiliate, and frighten a person to make them feel powerless. All victims of crime need to be treated with compassion, courtesy fairness and respect.
If you know someone or there is someone you love that is in a domestic violent relationship, please let them know that they are not alone and there are many resources to help them. Call 310-2222 (no area code required) for more information.
Ministry of the Attorney General: Violence in the Family