Domestic Violence

What is Domestic and Family Violence?

Domestic violence includes any behaviour, in an intimate or family relationship, which is violent, threatening, coercive or controlling, causing a person to live in fear.

It is usually manifested as part of a pattern of controlling or coercive behaviour.

Domestic violence can include physical, sexual, verbal, technology, psychological, mental and emotional abuse; stalking; harassment; financial abuse and manipulation; coercive control; denial of freedom and choice; and control of access to family and friends.

Central Coast Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service

Helping women and children break the cycle of domestic and family violence.

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