Domestic violence is also called family violence or spousal assault.
It can happen in different kinds of close relationships. It can happen between partners or among different family members.
Many types of abuse are crimes:
You don’t have to report the crime to the police to access our services.
Reported domestic violence usually involves women being abused by the men they live with.
But same-sex partners can be abused by their loved ones. Disabled or elderly people might be hurt by family members. And men can also experience violence in the home.
Children and youth might be abused or be affected by seeing the violence. Other family members or friends may also be impacted by seeing or knowing about the violence.
Victim Services provides services to all victims of crime in the Yukon.
In an emergency, call 911 or the local emergency number in your area.
Read Options, Choices, Changes for information about abuse; information to help you make choices; and telephone numbers and addresses of services that can be of help to you.