The Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (DVCC) of Greater Omaha is the only organization in Douglas County that brings people together to end domestic violence, making our community a safer place to live.
The DVCC advocates for system change through education and training and by partnering with agencies who make victims safer and hold offenders accountable. For more information, please visit their website.
Douglas County Government has been involved with the DVCC since its conception in March of 1996. Numerous Douglas County Elected Officials and county government staff have supported the DVCC and its initiatives over the years.
Douglas County also provides essential funding for this collaborative with dollars from the KENO fund.
Domestic Violence or Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is an issue of power and control within intimate relationships where the perpetrator uses the range of abusive tactics from non-physical forms of violence to control their intimate partner.
- Includes both adults and adolescents.
Includes those who are dating married, separated, divorced, living together, have a child/children in common and those in same sex relationships
- The relationship may be of short or long duration.
Power and Control is the core issue in domestic violence and may include any of the following abusive tactics. Patterns of abuse may be progressive in nature.
Emotional Abuse: Name calling, put downs, sarcasm, ridicule, destroying mementos.
Psychological Abuse: Threats of harm, coercion, intimidation, isolation from family or friends, abuse of companion animals, harassment, threats of homicide or suicide.
Sexual Abuse: Sexual degradation, infidelity, accusations of infidelity, forced sex, forced abortion, withholding sex, denying the use of birth control, pornography.
Use of Children: Using children as informants, threatening to take the children, child abuse, sexual abuse of children.