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Domestic violence is physical, mental, sexual or emotional abuse in an intimate relationship. It occurs when one person uses abusive tactics to gain power and control over a partner or former partner.

Domestic violence hits homes in every community. It has a devastating effect on victims, children, families and communities.

If you are a victim you can get help. The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence is dedicated to serving you. Call our toll-free 24-hour crisis line. Safe shelters across the state will open their doors for you and your children. Many other services are available. There is no excuse for domestic violence.

No one deserves to be abused.

The Alabama Department of Deaf Services in conjunction with the Alabama Department of Public Health created an Emergency Preparedness PSA in American Sign Language which is available for viewing.  Windows Media or Real Player

Publications & Forms
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ACADV 2010 Annual Report (PDF, 610KB)
The 2010 Alabama State Plan Responding to Domestic and Sexual Violence (PDF, 1.5MB)
Best or Promising Practices for Family Violence: Reference List (PDF, 73KB)
Domestic Violence in the Workplace (PDF, 642KB)
Domestic Violence Resource Card for Police (PDF, 229KB)
Enforcing Court - Full Faith & Credit (PDF, 27KB)
Issuing Court - Full Faith & Credit (PDF, 24KB)
Misdemeanor Crimes Of Domestic Violence And Federal Firearms Prohibitions (PDF, 183KB)
Power and Control Wheel (PDF, 255KB)
Protection Orders And Federal Firearms Prohibitions, (PDF, 32KB)
Responding to Domestic Violence Cases - Guidelines for the Alabama Juvenile Justice System (PDF, 149KB)
Violence Prevention Resource Directory by Region (PDF, 297KB)

The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.

Ask yourself these questions.

If you need help,
call Alabama's Domestic Violence Hotline
Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you live in another state, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
or TTY for the Deaf:
Llama gratis a nuestra línea de teléfono confidencial, Linea Nacional Sobre La Violencia Domestica.
u TTY para los sordos
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