Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault or other abusive behavior as part of systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats and emotional psychological abuse.
Read about programs and services offered for victims, including getting help with counseling, treatment, sheltering and early intervention services.
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department's (CAHSD) Violence Prevention and Intervention (VPI) Division announces it's 8th Annual Faith-Based Organizations Domestic Violence Awareness seminar scheduled Friday, October 29, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This is a free virtual gathering to help raise awareness about domestic violence, read more. Individuals can also register here for this virtual VPI event.
If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault or domestic abuse, the Miami-Dade Police Department's Special Victims Bureau can guide you through the judicial process.
The Coordinated Victims Assistance Center's now accepts text messages.The new texting feature is designed to help victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking who are unable to make a telephone call safely. Messages can be sent to 305-285-5900, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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