Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence occurs when an individual establishes and maintains power and control over their intimate partner. There are many forms of abuse including physical, sexual, emotional, and financial abuse. 

Are you in a healthy relationship? 

Equality Wheel

Or is your relationship based on power and control?

Power and Control Wheel

Get the Facts:

Domestic Violence

Dating Violence

Warning signs that your partner may be abusive:                                                                                                                                            
Often, but not always, warning signs or “red flags” may occur that could indicate that a person is abusive.

Help for abusive partners: 

Batterer's Intervention Programs in Nebraska

Batterer's Intervention Program Standards

Batterer's Intervention Program Approved Trainings

Is my partner changing for the better?

Often, survivors want to know how to tell if their abusive partner is changing. Learn more about issues to consider.

Assessing the risk in the relationship:

Assessing the risk in a relationship can be a vital part in assisting victims.  It is not a guarantee to predict whether or not someone will be killed, but it can be used as a tool for safety planning.  (Created by St Paul MN, Police Department.)

3 Question Risk Assessment

Nebraska's Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team


The mission of the Nebraska Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team is to utilize a collaborative approach to review domestic violence related fatalities within our state in order to improve responses for domestic violence victims and their families and prevent future fatalities.


We envision a future where domestic violence fatalities no longer occur.


Make recommendations for systems change to reduce domestic violence and prevent domestic violence related fatalities with a focus on the victim’s experiences.


1. Collect information regarding domestic violence fatalities.

2. Identify gaps and develop an understanding of the cause of domestic violence related fatalities by evaluating policies, protocols, and practices.

3. Identify and review trends, patterns and high risk factors to improve responses.

4. Provide recommendations to promote effective coordinated community responses.

Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team Brochure

Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team Definitions

Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team Data Tool