Saturday

The Military and Domestic Violence

A painful day for me as I was not able to attend the NCADV conference. Since I am tired nevertheless, I will be brief again and provide another link in the title of this article.

The Department of Defense (DoD) breaks down "domestic issues" issues as follows:

Domestic abuse is (1) domestic violence or (2) a pattern of behavior resulting in emotional/psychological abuse, economic control, and/or interference with personal liberty that is directed toward a person of the opposite sex who is: (a) a current or former spouse; (b) a person with whom the abuser shares a child in common; or (c) a current or former intimate partner with whom the abuser shares or has shared a common domicile.

Domestic Violence is an offense under the United States Code, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), or state law that involves the use, attempted use, or threatened use of force or violence against a person of the opposite sex, or a violation of a lawful order issued for the protection of a person of the opposite sex, who is (a) a current or former spouse; (b) a person with whom the abuser shares a child in common; or (c) a current or former intimate partner with whom the abuser shares or has shared a common domicile.

“Domestic abuse” is the umbrella definition, describing acts that are both criminal (part 1 of the definition) and non-criminal (part 2 of the definition) in nature. “Domestic violence” focuses on acts that qualify as offenses or crimes.


Take particular notice of how the classify the two. Also let me point out that DoD makes it clear that the victim does not have to have a child in common with the perpetrator, only a residence.

2 advocates for peace:

groundhogrd said...

Wow....you really changed the appearance of your web-site....very colorful..pastels....the writings on top look: gang-like, street like...grafetti...urban???
Sounds like things are not going too well for you as of late/

Rj said...

Thanks. I was building it in the interim and testing out the look before making the switch. I am okay. I have a lot of decisions to make.