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Intimate Partner Violence

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Also referred to as “Relationship Violence"​​.  Intimate Partner Violence includes:

Dating Violence:  

Causing or attempting to cause physical or sexual assault or abuse, placing another in reasonable fear of serious bodily injury, restricting another’s liberty or freedom of movement, or stalking, where such conduct is directed against a person by someone with whom she/he is or has been in a romantic or intimate relationship. Whether there was such a relationship will be determined by its length, type, and frequency of interaction.​

Domestic Violence:

Causing or attempting to cause physical or sexual assault or abuse, placing another in reasonable fear of serious bodily injury, restraining another’s liberty or freedom of movement, or stalking, where such conduct is directed against a person by his/her current or former spouse or intimate partner, or any other person from whom the targeted person is protected under federal or Rhode Island law. ​​