Each day, three women are killed in America by boyfriends or husbands. Men, children, elders and pets also become victims of domestic violence.
Wyoming law describes domestic violence as any physically abusive behavior committed by a household member that results in injury or death. Here are some signs of an abusive relationship that may result in domestic violence:
- You are afraid of your partner’s temper
- You are overly concerned about what kind of mood your partner is in
- Your partner prevents you from seeing your friends or family, or alienates them so that they are uncomfortable being around him
- Your partner threatens to hurt or kill you, your children, your family, friends or pets
- Your partner yells at you, reprimands you, or demeans you in public
- Your partner hits, slaps, pushes or shoves you, pulls your hair, or inflicts physical injury on you in any way
- Your partner prevents you from getting or keeping a job
- Your partner keeps you from leaving the house or locks you out of the house.
There’s no reason to accept or tolerate this behavior from a spouse or domestic partner. If you need help, here’s what you can do:
If you are a victim of violence and need immediate assistance call-
307-358-4800 OR 1-800-252-3575
These lines are available 24 hours a day.
Or dial 911 in an emergency.