Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse Definition

Chapter 209A, the Massachusetts Abuse Prevention Act, defines abuse as any of the following:

  • Actual physical abuse
  • An attempt to harm another
  • Placing another in fear of serious physical harm
  • Causing another to engage in sexual relations by force, threat of force, or duress

Who to Call

Aside from the Police, there are several agencies that can assist victims of Domestic Abuse. However, if you are in danger, call 911.