Staying Safe

Domestic violence is dangerous and can be fatal for survivors and their family members. It is important to do what you can to keep yourself and your family members safe. While you can never guarantee your safety, creating a safety plan and considering all your options can help make you safer.

Create a safety plan for yourself

A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that includes ways to reduce risks in various situations. The kind of safety planning you will do depends on your life circumstances and individual needs, and will change over time.

Legal options for staying safe

There are some legal actions you can take to increase your safety including Protection Orders, Restraining Orders, No Contact Orders, and others.

Keeping your technology safe

Technology is constantly changing and can be used to stalk, harass, intimidate, or humiliate you. There are steps you can take to determine if someone is monitoring you through technology and things you can do to keep yourself safe.

Assessing the danger in your relationship

There is no way to know for sure how dangerous an abusive person is, and survivors should never assume they are not in danger. But, there are questions you can ask yourself to assess the danger you may be in.

Staying safe while at work

There are a lot of things you and your employer can do to keep yourself safe.