Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence occurs when an individual establishes and maintains power and control over their intimate partner. There are many forms of abuse including physical, sexual, emotional, and financial abuse.

Internet and Computer Safety
There are hundreds of ways that computers record everything you do on the computer and on the Internet. If you are in danger, read more about ways to enhance your safety on your computer and the internet.

Warning Signs that Your Partner May Be Abusive
Often, but not always, warning signs or “red flags” may occur that could indicate that a person is abusive.

Are You In a Healthy Relationship?
Equality Wheel
Or Is Your Relationship Based on Power and Control?
Power & Control Wheel

Is He Changing?
Often, survivors want to know how to tell if their abusive partner is changing. Learn more about issues to consider.

How to Help
Click here for ‘How to Help’ page with information for friends, family, teachers, coaches, mentors, and significant others.

Publications and Resources

Get the Facts and learn more about domestic violence.

Why does she stay?
A common question, that is so often misunderstood, is to ask victims of domestic violence, “why don’t you just leave?” First, we need to ask why the abuser isn’t stopping his behaviors, as he is the one being abusive. Next, there are many barriers and factors that a victim must contemplate in deciding whether to leave or stay in an abusive relationship.

Male Survivors of Domestic Violence
Although females are the largest population of victims of domestic violence, it is important not to overlook the fact that males are also victims of domestic violence.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Rural Nebraska
Advocates in Nebraska are continually faced with the challenge of reaching underserved victims/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and dating violence in rural areas. It is difficult to achieve effective advocacy when the presenting needs of victims/survivors are exacerbated by challenges of service accessibility due to rural isolation and lack of resources. Find more information on Rural Domestic Violence Issues here.

Domestic Violence Counts: Census 2013 Report
For the eighth consecutive year, NNEDV conducted a one-day, unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence services in the U.S. on September 12, 2012. This annual census documents the number of individuals who sought services in a single 24-hour period, as well as the types of services requested, the number of service requests that went unmet because of lack of resources, and the issues and barriers that domestic violence programs face as they strive to provide services to victims of domestic violence. The full Domestic Violence Counts 2013 report, along with a one-page national summary (in both English and Spanish) and individual state and territory summaries, is available here: Domestic Violence Census 2013

Perpetrators of Violence

Characteristics of Suspected Human Trafficking Incidents 2008-2010
This Department of Justice report describes the characteristics of human trafficking investigations, suspects, and victims in cases opened by federally funded task forces between January 2008 and June 2010. This report provides information about investigations, persons involved in suspected and confirmed incidents of human trafficking, and case outcomes. Data are from the Human Trafficking Reporting System (HTRS), which was created in response to a congressional mandate in the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 for biennial reporting on the scope and characteristics of human trafficking. HTRS is currently the only system that captures information on human trafficking investigations conducted by state and local law enforcement agencies in the United States. The report also describes HTRS data collection procedures and data quality issues.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
For information about National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, please visit the Prevention Section of this website.


VAWnet National Online Resource Center

A Thin Line campaign
MTV’s A Thin Line campaign was developed to empower you to identify, respond to, and stop the spread of digital abuse in your life and amongst your peers. The campaign is built on the understanding that there’s a “thin line” between what may begin as a harmless joke and something that could end up having a serious impact on you or someone else.

Housing & Domestic Violence
National legal resources for those facing housing issues related to domestic violence.

Alltop RSS feed -Domestic Violence
Click here for link to ‘alltop’ RSS feed site with a current collection of the top/latest stories on domestic violence on the web.