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    Understanding Intimate Partner Violence

    The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) as “a serious, preventable public health problem that affects millions of Americans. The term ‘intimate partner violence’ describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy.” The Correctional Association of New York describes the impact of IPV to women...
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