DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AFFECTS EVERYONE REGARDLESS OF...
Age - Race - Education - Financial Status
Domestic Violence is....
- A crime and a choice made by the batter.
- A pattern of controlling behaviours that may include physical, sexual or emotional abuse. It can be found in heterosexual and homosexual relationships.
Even if your partner does not physically hurt you, threats of violence may be reinforced by intimidation, blame, denials, threats, isolation and force.
The violence can cause severe physical and emotional harm in adults and children.
- For help, call the Domestic Violence 24-hour Hotline (352) 622-8495
- Ocala Police Department’s Victim Advocates at (352) 369-7139 or
- Marion County Sheriff’s Office Victim Advocate (352) 369-6762
- MCSO Crisis Intervention Specialists (352) 732-9111
Experiencing Domestic Violence?
You May Be A Victim If Your Partner:
What To Do.
Leaving Can Be Very Dangerous
Planning Can Increase You Safety.
Your Safety Bag Should Be Left With Someone You Trust and Should Contain Important Items and Information Such As:
- Identification and Social Security cards
- Keys (spare set)
- Bank statements
- Money (if possible)
- Address books
- Birth certificates for you and your children
- Insurance papers
- Medicine, prescriptions and/or medical equipment
- Pictures of the family that include the abuser
- Proof of income: pay stubs, financial statements, EBT cards, etc.
- Health care information, Medicare, Medicaid or WIC card
- The abusers personal information, date of birth, social security number and place of employment