Domestic violence is everyone’s responsibility. It is a gendered crime – with an unequal impact on girls and women. We need to work together to create healthy relationships based on equality, trust, and respect, and compassionate communities where abuse is never learned or tolerated.
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in a relationship used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over the other partner. Domestic violence can be actions or threats of actions that influence or control another person’s behavior and decisions and are meant to intimidate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, coerce, blame, or injure.
There are indicators of future risk of harm as well as the italicized indicators of lethality. If you or someone you know is experiencing one or more of the following, contact law enforcement or a local domestic violence program.
Click the following for the Idaho Law Enforcement Domestic Violence Supplemental Form and research supporting the Idaho Risk Assessment of Dangerousness.
Or call one of these 24 hr., free, confidential assistance numbers: