Domestic Violence and Protective Orders

Authored By: Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc. LSC Funded
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Domestic violence (also called family violence) is a pattern of behavior and a method of control which results in physical injury or places one in reasonable apprehension of serious bodily injury and which is committed by a person against such person’s family or household member. One person dominates other household members by violence and/or psychological abuse.


Last Review and Update: Aug 14, 2018