Domestic violence and child abuse/neglect often occur within the same families. The Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) understands, consistently screens for, and provides services related to domestic violence within families involved with DCYF.
If you are a victim of domestic violence in need of assistance, please call New Hampshire’s statewide 24-hour domestic violence and sexual assault hotline at (866) 644-3574.
If you are currently involved in an open DCYF assessment or case, you may access domestic violence services directly through DCYF by contacting your child protective service worker (CPSW) or the domestic violence specialist in your district office.
Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior used by one person to gain and maintain power and control over another person in the context of an intimate (or formerly intimate) relationship. Coercive behaviors may include emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, as well as psychological intimidation, threats, stalking, and economic control.