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Family Violence Prevention Resources Branch

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For victims of abuse, using a computer at home, or where an abuser has access to it, can be very dangerous. It is impossible to erase all computer history. Additionally, spyware can be installed on your computer without your knowledge and give the abuser ways to track and monitor your computer activity.

We recommend that you use a computer you know is safe and that the abuser cannot access. You can go to a trusted friend’s home, a public library, Internet café or domestic violence prevention center in your community to go online safely. With the advances in technology and the unprecedented access that others can gain regarding your information on the Internet, it is important to follow your intuition when it comes to your search for help and safety.

Violence Prevention Programs

Our programs consist of:

  • Rape Crisis Centers
  • Children's Advocacy Centers
  • Batterer Intervention

Violence Prevention staff also work with the Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs (KASAP), the University of Kentucky, and the Department for Public Health on a ground breaking sexual violence prevention initiative.


Domestic violence is a crime without boundaries. It affects children, adults, the elderly and people with disabilities. It affects people from all walks of life and does not discriminate against, race, religion or economic class.

Statistics show that one of six women will be a victim of domestic violence in her lifetime. In the United States, a woman is physically assaulted every 15 seconds. Domestic violence is not just a family matter. It is a crime with serious and sometimes fatal consequences for the victim, children and the community.

The Division of Protection and Permanency encourages and supports collaborative approaches to helping all people who are or have been affected by domestic violence.  It is our hope that this Web site will be a valuable resource to those who are trying to break the cycle of violence. Whether you are a victim of domestic violence, a friend or family member, an advocate or an abuser, information you need to find help is available here.

This Web site was created by the Division of Protection and Permanency to increase awareness of domestic violence and your responsibility to report it. This site includes:

  • Lists of the various signs of abuse
  • Statistics that show the extent of the problem
  • News releases from both a state and national level
  • Resources that are available to help those affected by domestic violence
  • Safety planning suggestions
  • Phone numbers for district courts and victims advocates groups
  • Links to various Web sites addressing domestic violence


Hot Line Numbers

Adult and Child Abuse Reporting Hot Line:

(800) 752-6200

VINE:  The National Victim Notification Network

(800) 511-1670

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky
Parent Helpline

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN)

1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)


Last Updated 3/15/2018