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Interpersonal Violence

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Domestic Violence

33% of California women and 27% of California men experience intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner sexual violence and/or intimate partner stalking in their lifetimes.  

Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an interpersonal relationship.

Domestic violence can be physical, emotional, verbal, sexual, spiritual and financial.

Domestic Violence

In 2018, 87% of the clients seen at the Family Justice Center were survivors of domestic violence.

In 2018, over 10,000 calls were made to Stand’s domestic violence crisis hotline.

In 2017, the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office reviewed 534 felony cases of domestic violence and 2,325 misdemeanor cases of domestic violence.

In 2018, 87% of the clients seen at the Family Justice Center were survivors of domestic violence.

If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic violence, please call the Family Justice Center for assistance.

Hi, I’m Natalie. If you have any questions about domestic violence, feel free to contact me at 925-521-6366 or ask to speak to any Navigator.

Natalie O.

director, central center

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault includes a wide range of unwanted sexual behaviors that are performed against the will of a person, or when a person is unable to give consent for reasons of age, disability, level of intoxication or other reasons. Each state uses a different legal definition to describe abusive sexual acts. Many states include the following acts in their definitions: a sexual aggression can be considered forced sexual intercourse, forced oral or anal sexual acts, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape.
While this list is not exhaustive, you may be the victim of sexual assault if someone:
. Touches you without your permission
. Forces you into sexual acts through physical force or coercion
. Violates you while you are asleep or under the influence of alcohol or drugs
. Penetrates you with parts of their body or an object
. Intimidates you into performing sexual acts without your consent
Perpetrators of sexual assault may be spouses, acquaintances, friends, family members, or strangers. They may use violence, threats, coercion, manipulation, or other forms of pressure or deception to commit sexual assault.
Statistics (
Victim Connect Resource Center)
. One in five women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives (a)
. In the U.S., one in three women and one in six men experienced some form of sexual contact violence in their lifetime (o)
.51.1% of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance (a)
.52.4% of male victims report being raped by an acquaintance and 15.1% by a stranger (a)
. Almost half (49.5%) of multiracial women and over 45% of American Indian / Alaska Native women were subjected to some form of sexual contact violence in their lifetime
.91% of victims of rape and sexual assault are female, and nine percent are male
. In eight out of 10 cases of rape, the victim knew the perpetrator
. Eight percent of rapes occur while the victim is at work

Hi, I’m Marisol. If you have any questions about sexual assault, give me a call at 925-521-6366 or ask to speak to any Navigator.

Marisol M.

bilingual Navigator, central center

Hi, I’m Christina. If you have any questions about human trafficking, call me at 510-974-7200 or ask to speak to any Navigator.

Christina T.

bilingual Navigator, West center

Hi, I’m Andrea. If you have any questions about child abuse, you can reach me at 925-521-6366 or ask to speak to any Navigator.

Andrea R.

bilingual Navigator, central center

Hi, I’m Oravanh. If you have any questions about elder abuse, call me at 510-974-7200 or ask to speak to any Navigator.

Oravanh T.

director, west center

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