Domestic violence is a pattern of power and control behavior that one person exercises over another.
Cycle of Violence
Note: When we talk about domestic violence, we often use "she" when referring to the victim. We do this because women are the target in 85% of all intimate partner violence.
This does NOT mean that all men are abusive, that men are not abused, that women are not abusive, or that domestic violence does not occur in same-sex relationships.
*Domestic violence services are funded, in whole or in part from federal and state funds provided by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services through a contract with Kentucky Domestic Violence Association.