Domestic Violence

About Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is the fastest growing and most serious violent crime in Utah today. Domestic violence is not a family problem - it is a community issue!

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one person to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence occurs among all:

  • Age groups
  • Educational backgrounds
  • Genders
  • Races
  • Religions
  • Socioeconomic groups

Domestic violence can be physical sexual, economic, or emotional and psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that do the following:

  • Blame
  • Coerce
  • Frighten
  • Humiliate
  • Hurt, injure, or wound someone
  • Intimidate
  • Isolate
  • Manipulate
  • Terrorize
  • Threaten

Domestic violence occurs in both opposite-sex and same-sex relationships and can happen to intimate partners who are married, living together, or dating.

More Information

If you have questions or would like additional information- please call a victim advocate at our office at 435-789-4250. You can also seek information and services from the Women's Crisis Center through their crisis hotline at 435-781-2264.

For a complete list of domestic violence services in the State of Utah, you can call the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition at 1-800-897-5465 or visit the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition website.