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If a current or former partner is hurting you or your children, or threatening to hurt you or your children, please reach out for help. There are many resources available to make sure that you and your children can be safe.
Domestic Violence, also called intimate partner violence, is a pattern of abuse and controlling behavior over a current or former romantic partner that gets worse over time. Abuse includes physical and sexual harm, but also includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, humiliate, or hurt someone. Domestic violence can include economic abuse, like keeping your paycheck or preventing you from working. Just because you are not being physically harmed does not mean the abuse is not real. Domestic violence can happen to anyone.
You can apply for a protective order online with the Bexar County District Attorney's Office. The application is available 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.