How We Can Help
- If this is an emergency, call 911 or you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 | 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) or visit their website at http://www.thehotline.org/
- Call our 800 line and speak to RCDV: CPC staff.
- Email our staff a question
- Request a publication
- TA Packets for Survivors
- Browse our Resources
- Contact a partner agency
The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence; Domestic Violence Awareness Month Facts
Violence often starts among the most vulnerable, children, and is perpetrated by a trusted adult. Among adult victims of intimate partner violence, 22% of females and 15% of males report being victimized for the first time between the ages of 11 and 17. For rape victims between the ages of 18 and 24, the offender was known to the victim approximately 80% of the time. Exposure to violence makes girls more vulnerable to violence as adults: Girls who experience physical or sexual abuse are six times more likely to be victimized as women. Boys who witness violence are more likely to perpetrate it as adults.