Victim Rights

  • You have the right NOT to be abused.
  • You have the right to anger over past beatings.
  • You have a right to choose to change the situation.
  • You have a right to freedom from fear of abuse.
  • You have a right to request and expect assistance from police or social agencies.
  • You have a right to share your feelings and not be isolated from others.
  • You have a right to want a better role model of communication for yourself and your children.
  • You have a right to be treated like an adult.
  • You have a right to leave the battering environment.
  • You have a right to privacy.
  • You have a right to express your own thoughts and feelings.
  • You have a right to develop your individual talents and abilities.
  • You have a right to legally prosecute the abusing spouse.
  • You have a right not to be perfect.

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