Family violence definition

Family violence means conduct, whether actual or threatened, by a person towards, or towards the property of, a member of the person’s family that causes that or any other member of the person’s family to fear for, or to be apprehensive about, his or her personal well‑being or safety; (FLA s. 60D(1))
Family violence means conduct as defined by S.7 of the Family Violence Act 2004.
Family violence means an incident resulting in physical harm, bodily injury or assault, or an act of threatened violence that constitutes fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury or assault between family or household members. Verbal abuse or argument shall not constitute family violence unless there is present danger and the likelihood that physical violence will occur.

Examples of Family violence in a sentence

  • Family violence risk assessment is an ongoing process and is required at different points in time from different service perspectives.

  • Family violence includes physical, sexual, financial, verbal or emotional abuse by a family member as defined by the Family Violence Protection Act 2008 (Vic).

  • Family violence may range from the beating and sexual assault of wives to the sexual abuse and rape of immature girls and male relatives.” The Arab Human Development Reports 2005, towards the Rise of Women in the Arab World.

  • Family violence is one of the most insidious forms of violence against women.

  • McCarroll JE, Thayer LE, Ursano RJ, Newby JH, Norwood AE, Fullerton CS: Family violence measurement: a sourcebook for FAP.


More Definitions of Family violence

Family violence means the commission of any of the following acts:
Family violence means an act by a member of a family or household against another member of the family or household that: (a) is intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, or assault or that is a threat that reasonably places the member in fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury, or assault, but does not include defensive measures to protect oneself; or (b) is intended to inflict emotional harm, including an act of emotional abuse. HRC, Section 51.002(2)
Family violence means the occurrence of one or more of the following acts between family or household members:
Family violence means an act by a member of a family or household against another member of the family or household that:
Family violence means the physical injury, sexual abuse or forced imprisonment, or threat thereof, of a person by another who is related by blood, marriage or intimate cohabitation at the present or has been related at some time in the past, to the extent that the person’s health or welfare is harmed or threatened thereby, as determined in ac- cordance with rules prescribed by the director.
Family violence means the occurrence of one or more of the following acts by a family or household member, but does not include acts of self-defense: