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Domestic & Dating Violence


Family Advocacy Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Friday | 6:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Closed on Weekends and All Federal Holidays

(804) 279-4337


Domestic Violence is defined as abuse against a person living in one's household, especially a member of one's immediate family. Dating Violence is a pattern of destructive behaviors used to exert power and control over a dating partner.

Below is a list of warning signs to go along with a list of Domestic Violence Resources provided by the Defense Supply Center Richmond Family Advocacy Program.

Please view them for helpful information:

Warning Signs of Abuse

Because relationships exist on a spectrum, it can be hard to tell when a behavior crosses the line from healthy to unhealthy or even abusive. Use these warning signs of abuse to see if your relationship is going in the wrong direction:

  • Checking your cell phone or email without permission
  • Constantly putting you down
  • Extreme jealously or insecurity
  • Explosive temper
  • Isolating you from your family and/or friends
  • Making false accusations
  • Mood swings
  • Physically hurting you in any way
  • Possessiveness
  • Telling what you to do

Domestic Violence Resources

Hot Lines

Resource Agencies


For more information please contact the Family Advocacy Program Manager (804) 279-4337