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Violence Free

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence treatment is not the same as anger management. Domestic violence is a way of gaining power and control over a partner. It is supported by a belief system that uses physical violence, emotional abuse, minimization, economic abuse, intimidation, isolation, male privilege and/or coercion and threats to gain that power and control. Males are the predominant perpetrators of domestic violence.

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Dennis Larkin, Program Director
1616 Capitol Way
Bismarck, ND 58501

Our Impact This Year

  • Licensed child care programs in ND serving 36,529 kids


  • More than 47% of ND kids have had 1+ adverse childhood experience


  • People in ND who were educated about their pregnancy and options


  • Luther Hall kids who saw significant mental health improvements after treatment


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