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Domestic Violence
What is Domestic Violence?
  • Domestic violence is the use of abusive tactics and physical force to obtain and maintain power and control over a partner.
  • Domestic violence happens in all sectors of society. It happens to people of all racial, economic, and religious groups.
  • Domestic violence can include physical assault, sexual assault, emotional abuse, economic abuse and verbal abuse.
  • Domestic violence never stops on its own. Once it starts, it gets progressively worse in frequency and severity.

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Victim Assistance
VINE is an automated service that allows you to track an offender's custody, probation and parole, court, sex offender, or protective order status over the phone or internet. You can register to be notified by phone and email if an offender is released, transferred, escapes, or appears in court; or registered to be notified by phone and email about changes in the status of a protective order or of a registered sex offender.

Who Can Help?
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Calvert County Community Resources Guide

Real Time Resources: Live Chat; Text Message; Call a Peer Advocate; Call the Hotline

Community Education Tools: Videos; Discussion Guides; Handouts

Safety Planning
Safety Planning Brochure

Safety Planning Pages

Safety Planning Fill-in Worksheet

Helpful Brochures

Orders of Protection Brochure - MD Courts

Extreme Risk Protective Order Brochure - MD Courts

Domestic Violence Victim's Handbook

Are You Hurting Your Partner Brochure

Stalking Brochure

Elder Abuse Brochure

Financial Abuse Brochure

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