What is Power-Based Personal Violence?
Power-based personal violence is a form of violence that has as a primary motivator the assertion of power, control, and/or intimidation in order to harm another.
This includes intimate partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and other uses of force, threats, intimidation or harassment of an individual. It includes the use of alcohol or drugs to commit any of these acts. The acts are inclusive of acts committed by strangers, friends, acquaintances, intimates, or other persons.