Domestic Violence. Jodie Bacon Domestic Violence Victim Advocate Winooski Police Department 802-655-0221. Domestic Violence Continuum. A victim could be any where on the continuum. INTIMIDATION
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Domestic Violence Victim Advocate
Winooski Police Department
Making her afraid by using looks, gestures, actions.- Smashing things – Destroying her property – Abusing pets – Displaying weapons
COERCION & THREATS
Making or carrying out threats to do something to hurt her – Threatening to leave her, to commit suicide, to report her to welfare – Making her drop charges – Making her do illegal things
Putting her down – Making her feel bad – Calling her names – Making her think she’s crazy – Mind games Humiliating her – Making her feel guilty.
Preventing her from getting or keeping a job – Making her ask for money – Giving her an allowance – Taking her money – Not letting her have access to family income
Treating her like a servant – Making all major decisions – Acting like the “master of the castle”– Being the one to define men’s and woman’s roles
Controlling what she does, who she sees, where she goes – Limiting her social life – Using jealousy to justify abusive actions.
USE of CHILDREN
Make her feel guilty about the kids – Using children to relay messages – Using visitation to harass her – Threatening to take the children away.
MIMIMIZING & BLAME
Making light of the abuse and not taking her concerns about it seriously – Denying the abuse – Shifting responsibility – Saying she caused the problem.
She loves him
She’s tried before
PromisesWhy the Victim Does not Leave
Right to choice situation by sending a message:
Right to be informed
Right to return of property
Right to safety
Right to notification
Right to be heard (testimony) Right to compensation
Right to receive victim assistanceVictim Rights
§ 5305. Information concerning release from confinement
Stalking arraignment, the prosecutor's office shall inform the victim of a listed crime of the conditions of release.
1st Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault
2nd Degree Aggravated Domestic Assault
Aggravated Sexual Assault
Lewd or lascivious conduct
Lewd or lascivious conduct with a child
Assault and Robbery with a dangerous weapon
Arson causing death
Assault and Robbery causing bodily injury
Unlawful restraint 2nd degree
Unlawful restraint 1st degree
Recklessly endangering another person
Violation of Abuse Prevention Order
Operating Vehicle under the Influence of intoxicating liquor or other substance with either death or serious bodily injury resulting
Careless or Negligent Operation resulting in serious bodily injury or death
Leaving the Scene of an Accident with serious bodily injury or death
Burglary into an occupied dwellingListed Crimes