domestic violence, Victim Service Agency

We Believe…

That Violent behavior, like any other human behavior, has been learned and can be unlearned.

That nonviolent ways of expressing anger and frustration can be learned.  In most cases this requires counseling.

That intervention by the criminal justice system can serve as an effective means of preventing further violence in the family.

That no one deserves to be beaten or threatened.  There are no excuses that justify abrasive behavior, sickness or stress.  Violence at home will not “just go away,” but with help it can be stopped.