- Words: 2975
- Length: 8 Pages
- Topic: Family and Marriage
- Paper #: 1135055
Domestic violence is a complex problem requiring a multiagency response. This response should include a range of advocacy, support, engagement with the criminal and civil justice systems and with other voluntary and statutory sector agencies.
Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors utilized by one person in a relationship to control the other person. Partners may be married or not, heterosexual, gay or lesbian, separated or dating.
Abuse encompasses such behaviors as