Domestic Violence

New York State’s Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence defines domestic violence as one intimate partner or dominate household member exerting power and control over other member(s) using physical, psychological or emotional methods. Methods include outbursts of anger, hitting, slapping, punching, etc. against partner and/or children; threatening to harm or destruction of property; public disparaging remarks or insults; denying of access to your personal information, ID, bank cards or car.