Domestic violence resources

                                                                                                                                                                                    SAFETY EXIT

Domestic violence is a serious crime that dramatically impacts the safety and health of individuals and communities across our country.
  • According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men will experience domestic or dating violence in their lifetime.
  • It occurs in every community worldwide and affects people regardless of age, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, race, or religion.
  • Domestic abuse can be physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, and financial.
  • Common signs of domestic abuse include isolation, threats, coercion, using privilege, manipulation, and use of technology to harass or stalk.
  • Intimate partner violence can also include sexual assault and human trafficking.
  • Ending domestic violence in our community begins with putting survivors first, education on the signs of domestic abuse, and partnering with each other to prioritize safety and wellness.

What to do

Your safety is a priority, seek help.
  • Tell someone you trust.
  • Call or text 911 if you need immediate police or medical assistance.
  • Email an advocate who can help you make a safety plan and find resources.
  • Email a domestic violence response team officer.

Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT)

Maple Grove Police Department’s DVRT team includes a sergeant, detectives, victim advocate, crime analyst, and patrol officers from each patrol shift.
  • o Team members receive additional training in evidence collection, trauma-informed interviewing, on-scene investigation, resources for domestic violence, and legal process.
  • o DVRT officers screen cases, determine risk factors, monitor behavior escalation patterns, provide resources, follow up with victims and their families, and participate in community awareness and partnerships.
  • o Some DVRT team members are cross-trained in mental health response and are also members of the crisis intervention team.