The Law

Domestic violence, also described by the terms family violence, intimate partner violence, and teen dating violence, is a widespread problem in Georgia and across the country.

We define domestic violence as the systematic use of abusive tactics to compel submission of one person to another in an intimate relationship. These tactics span a broad, and ever changing, spectrum.

Common abusive tactics include:

  • physical violence
  • sexual violence
  • isolation
  • economic injustice
  • emotional sabotage
  • intimidation
  • reproductive coercion
  • relationship attenuation
  • stalking