Every year, law enforcement in California receives over 100,000 calls related to intimate partner violence or family violence—and that is not counting the thousands of cases that go unreported. Even in situations where victims are safely able to leave their abusers, the trauma they have to deal with is lifelong.
If you or a loved one is dealing with a DV situation, it can feel overwhelming and as if there is no way out. However, help is available. Here is what you need to know about recognizing intimate partner violence and what to do. If you are ready to leave, or want to help someone leave, a domestic violence lawyer can help you find a way out.