Domestic Violence and Stalking Information
1 in every 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime
85% of domestic violence victims are women.
Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk for nonfatal intimate partner
30% of college students have been in relationships that involve physical aggression.
Definitions to Know
Domestic Violence: the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/ or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. (Ncadv.org)
Protection order: a document that is signed by a judge that offers civil protection from domestic violence.
Domestic Violence includes the following:
power physical abuse
emotional abuse intimidation
sexual abuse stalking
Does your partner?
Put you down or say hurtful things to you?
Act jealous if you talk to another person?
Tell you what you can and cannot wear?
Make you feel worthless or helpless?
Get angry when you hang out with your friends and family?
If you responded YES to any of these questions please contact My Sister's Place to develop a Safe Plan.
What are your options?
Contact the Ohio Survivor Advocacy Program at 740-597-7233(SAFE).
Report the crime to the Ohio University Police Department for on campus assaults or the Athens Police Department for off-campus assaults.
Request a protection order which would keep the abuser from harassing, abusing, and being around you.
3 out of 4 stalking victims are stalked by someone they know.
Persons aged 18-24 years experience the highest rate of stalking
1 in 4 victims report being stalked through the use of some form of technology.
78% of stalkers use more than one approach to intimidate
1.4 million people are stalked annually.
Definitions to Know
Stalking: repetitive harassment, often including the following of another person with the intention of causing anxiety or fear
Cyberstalking: the use of the Internet or other electronic media to harass an individual with the intention of causing anxiety or fear.
Stalking may include the following behaviors:
Written or verbal threats
Repeated and Unwanted
Facebook and Myspace Messages
Vandalizing personal property
Sending threatening or harassing letters
If stalking occurs we encourage you to:
Contact the Ohio University Survivor Advocacy Program at 740-597-SAFE (7233).
Inform stalker that behavior is unwanted if you feel safe doing so.
Log all incidents and report to the police.
Alert your roommate, RA, neighbors, etc.
Carry a cell phone to call for help.
Vary routes and routines.
Change e-mail address, phone number, etc.
Increase privacy settings on social networking sites.
“This project was supported by Grant No. 2009-WA-AX-0003 awarded by the Ofﬁce on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, ﬁndings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/ exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reﬂect the views of the Department of Justice, Ofﬁce on Violence Against Women.”