Dating Violence

Dating Violence

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Get Help

If you are in immediate danger, call 911. OVW does not provide services directly to the general public. Find local help on our map or call the national hotline:

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1-866-331-8453 TTY

Prefer to text? Text "loveis" to 22522

Peer advocates are available to talk, text, or chat online 24/7.

What is Dating Violence?

The term “dating violence” means violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim and where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors: the length of the relationship; the type of relationship; and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.

Dating Violence Resources

National Institute of Justice

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Office on Women's Health


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General Information for the Office on Violence Against Women

Allison Randall
Acting Director


Office on Violence Against Women

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