Dating violence policy nj
You have the right to file a civil complaint under the “Prevention of Domestic Violence act of 1991,” P. 1991, c.261 (C.2C:25-17 et al.), along with a criminal complaint.Both complaints should be filed for your protection since the civil complaint is designed to protect you and the criminal complaint is designed to punish the abuser.Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person.This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.
Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
We do this by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.
The United States Department of Justice defines domestic violence, or intimate partner violence,as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is the voice of victims and survivors.
We are the catalyst for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence.