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Domestic Violence

  • Domestic violence is a topic not widely discussed, but its effects are widespread. Victims of domestic violence come from all walks of life, all ages and cultures.

    Identifying domestic violence 
    Are you abused? Does this person you love...
    • Want to know where you are at all times?
    • Discourage your relationships with family and friends?
    • Prevent you from working or attending school?
    • Criticize you for little things?
    • Humiliate you in front of others?
    • Threaten to hurt you or the children?
    • Anger easily when drinking or using other drugs?
    • Put down your accomplishments or goals?
    • Blame you for how they feel or act?

    Do you...
    • Sometimes feel scared of how your partner will act?
    • Constantly make excuses to other people for your partner's behavior?
    • Try not to do anything that would cause a conflict or make your partner angry?
    • Always do what your partner wants you to do instead of what you want?

    If you are saying "yes" to any of these - it is time to get help.

    Getting help
    There are no easy answers, but there are things you can do to protect yourself. Abuse escalates and may become life-threatening.
    • Call the police department. Assault, even by family members, is a crime. Police officers have a variety of resources available to help you.
    • Leave, or have someone come and stay with you.
    • You may have resources available at your place of work. Notify your supervisor about your situation.

    For more information, please email: publicsafety@njcu.edu or call 201-200-3127 / 3128.