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Relationship Violence

Relationship Violence can be dating or domestic violence.

Dating Violence: Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the alleged victim.

Domestic Violence: Violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the alleged victim, by a person with whom the alleged victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the alleged victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction.

What can I do?
Whether or not you are planning to leave your partner, there are things you can do to protect yourself. If you are in immediate danger please call 911 (off-campus) and 706-864-1500 (on-campus). In addition, there are some safety tips below. Keep any safety plan or emergency number list in a place hidden from your partner.

  • Know your abuser’s red flags
  • Identify safe areas of your home
  • Make and memorize a list of emergency contacts
  • Seek a safe environment
  • Create an escape plan that you can execute quickly and safely.

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