Domestic abuse is a pattern of controlling behavior used to coerce victims that can affect anyone regardless of their gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or social status. It can take many forms, including physical (scratching, shoving, slapping, disrupting sleeping patterns, strangling, etc.), emotional (name-calling, manipulation, monitoring texts/phone calls, etc.), economic (not allowing the victim to attend school, denying access to transportation, withholding money, denying bank account access, etc.) stalking, and sexual abuse. 


According to a study conducted by the FBI, domestic violence is one of the most under-reported crimes in the United States. Both men and women can be victims of domestic violence and sexual assault  Here we have provided resources that provide information on domestic abuse and sexual assault. If you are in need of immediate assistance, please call our 24-hour hotline. 

ABA Commission on Domestic Violence

Affordable Colleges Online - Student & Campus Safety Guide

Anne O'Dell

Arkansas Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse Rape and Domestic Violence

Arkansas Sexual Predatory Registry

Battered Women's Justice Project

Brayboy Safety Against Domestic Violence Crisis Center

Bureau of Justice Statistics
U.S. Department of Justice

Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse

Department of Justice, Violence Against Women Office

Elder Abuse Prevention: Information and Resource Guide

Hillcrest Therapy Center

National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)

​National Domestic Violence Hotline

​National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

​The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)

The National Organization for Victim Assistance

Office for Victims of Crimes
U.S. Department of Justice

The Silent Witness National Initiative

The Stalking Victim's Sanctuary

Violence Against Women & Family Violence
U.S. Department of Justice

Violence Police Center