What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically.
- National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
There is no Excuse for Abuse
New Directions of Decatur County strives to increase social consciousness about domestic violence and to assist individual victims by helping them break free from the cycle of physical and emotional abuse.
Our services are confidential, free of charge, and available to all regardless of sex, age, gender, identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, or disability.