About Domestic Violence in California

In the U.S, there are more than three million incidents of domestic violence a year Every nine seconds, someone is hurt by their partner, and 4,000 victims of domestic violence are killed each year. Statistics show that approximately one-fourth of all relationships include some form of domestic violence. In 1994, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), establishing that violence against women is a national priority. Domestic violence can include any kind of physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional abuse towards a victim. It touches all races, ethnicities, religions, and cultures. While progress was made, unfortunately, this form of violence