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Domestic Violence

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:

  • Physical or sexual assault.
  • Threats to harm or kill you.
  • Stealing your pay cheque.
  • Stalking.

You have options

If someone you live with is abusing you, you may feel scared or hopeless. You might know that you need to do something. You might be thinking of staying or leaving.

What victims of domestic violence can do

  • Talk to someone you trust.
  • Find someone to help you. You can contact Victim Services or find a list of possible services in our other services page.
  • Protect yourself. Make a personal safety plan and know what to do in an emergency.
  • Report the abuse to the police.

How Victim Services can help

You don’t have to report the crime to the police to access our services.

Who’s affected by domestic violence

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.