What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence can be defined generally as "a pattern of assaultive and/or coercive behaviors including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, as well as economic coercion, that adults use against their intimate partners to gain power and control in that relationship."
Shelby County, Tennessee is home to Memphis and the largest county in the state. It also has the highest number of domestic violence reports, child abuse reports and domestic violence assaults and homicides in the state. The latest data from the Memphis Police Department (2012) states that they receive 850+ domestic violence reports per month and those are just the ones reported. In over 80% of these cases children were in the home.
The Exchange Club Family Center has a variety of programs that address domestic violence. For more information, please choose one of the following:
Domestic Violence Program for Children
Domestic Violence Program for Women
Domestic Violence Assessment Center for Adult Offenders
Victim Support Group and Services