The Domestic Violence Unit prosecutes defendants accused of causing physical harm to a person the defendant has a domestic relationship with.
The cycle of violence begins with tension that culminates in abuse. Often, immediately after the violent episode, the abuser is remorseful and promises that no further violence will occur. The victim may eventually forgive the abuser. However, without help or intervention more violence often will follow, increasing the risk to the victim and others.
For more, visit the website of the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence.
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