GET HELP NOW

CALL 911 IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER.
 

COMPUTER USE CAN BE MONITORED AND IS IMPOSSIBLE TO COMPLETELY CLEAR.

 

If you are afraid your internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, please use a safer computer, call the domestic violence and sexual assault program nearest you, the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.7233 | 1.800.787.3224  (TTY), or the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1.800.656.4673.

 

To get connected with advocacy services in your area, contact the Wyoming domestic violence and sexual assault program nearest you, or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.7233 | 1.800.787.3224  (TTY), or the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1.800.656.4673.

 

Advocates are trained to provide free and confidential services.  They can help you learn your options or to help a friend, family member, neighbor or co-worker.


 

Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Violence?

 

Domestic violence is everyone’s responsibility. It is a gendered crime – with an unequal impact on girls and women. Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in a relationship used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over the other partner. Domestic violence can be actions or threats of actions that influence or control another person’s behavior and decisions and are meant to intimidate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, coerce, blame, or injure.

 

Domestic Violence Resources

 

Sexual Assault

What is Sexual Assault?

 

Sexual violence violates a person's trust, autonomy and feeling of safety.

 

It occurs any time a person is forced, coerced, and/or manipulated into any unwanted sexual activity.

 

The range of sexual violence includes rape, incest, child sexual assault, ritual abuse, date and acquaintance rape, statutory rape, marital or partner rape, sexual exploitation, sexual contact, sexual harassment, exposure, human trafficking and voyeurism.

 

Rape is a crime. It is motivated by the need to control, humiliate, and harm. It is not motivated by sexual desire. Rapists use sex as a weapon to dominate and hurt others.

 

Sexual Assault Resources

 

Stalking

What is Stalking?

 

While legal definitions of stalking vary from one jurisdiction to another, a good working definition of stalking, provided by the Stalking Resource center, is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear. Stalking is serious, often violent, and can escalate over time.  You are not to blame for a stalker's behavior.

 

Stalking Resources

 

Primary Prevention

What is Primary Prevention?

Primary prevention efforts are approaches that take place before violence occurs to prevent initial perpetration or victimization. We know from our experience with other public health issues that primary prevention strategies work.  (CDC, 2004).

 

Prevention Resources

 

Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

PO Box 236 |710 Garfield Street, Suite 218 |Laramie, WY 82073 

​Tel: 307-755-5481 | Fax: 307-755-5482 | Toll Free: 1-844-264-8080   

E-Mail: info@wyomingdvsa.org​

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