Domestic Violence Information
LPD Community Education
19321 44th Avenue W.
Lynnwood, WA 98046
Front Desk: 425 670 5600 .
Do you feel isolated, trapped, intimidated, or humiliated? Are you being controlled, criticized, beaten by an intimate partner? If yes, then you may be a victim of domestic violence.
What Is Domestic Violence?
Domestic Violence is a pattern of behavior that gives one partner power and control over the other partner. It can include physical, emotional, psychological, and sexual abuse. Domestic Violence tends to recur and increase with severity over time. Domestic Violence is a crime - it is illegal.
What Can You Do About It?
- Take the problem seriously - it will happen again.
- Work out a safety plan for you and your children.
- Gather car keys, children's birth certificates, and other important papers.
Can the Husband Be the Victim?
Yes. Though women are most often the recipients of domestic violence, men have been physically, psychologically, and sexually abused too.
In An Emergency...
- Call the police by calling 911
- Get yourself and your children to a safe place
- Get medical attention if needed
For legal assistance with civil matters including, but not limited to Divorce, Child Custody, and Protection Order Hearings:
- Washington LawHelp
Helping Low-Income People find Solutions to Civil Legal Problems
- Northwest Legal Justice
- Legal Expert Network
DV and Stalking
- The National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC)
For information on victim assistance and a variety of educational tools surrounding DV and Stalking.
- Liz Claiborne Women's Work
This site provides information on Relationship Violence and links to sites for specific information as well as sites where you can get involved with your community.
- NCVC Stalking Resource Center
The Stalking Resource Center provides multiple services including: Training, Technical Assistance, a Web site, and an Information Clearinghouse.
- YWCA Pathways for Women
YWCA offers free and low cost services to women and children. They also offer referrals for a variety of programs including Emergency Shelter, Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Counseling, Parenting Classes and Support, Legal Assistance, Employment/Training Services, Low Cost Housing and Transportation. 425 744-9843 or 877 773-9843 ex. 226.
- The Center for Battered Women
CBW offers free and low cost services to women and children, including a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter and counseling. They also offer Legal Advocacy as well as referrals to attorneys and treatment providers. 425 25-ABUSE (425 252-2873) is a 24-hour hotline and collect calls are accepted.
- Snohomish County Center for Battered Women
- Snohomish County Domestic Violence Task Force