there is help, there is hope
There are many options available to victims of domestic violence.
The main options that victims often consider pursuing are:
Reporting acts of domestic violence to law enforcement which may result in criminal charges against an abuser.
Requesting a civil domestic violence protective order (a specific type of restraining order).
If you are an immigrant victim of domestic violence you may also need assistance remaining safely in the United States and may be eligible to apply for a U Visa.