October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, domestic violence is defined as the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically; however, the one constant component of domestic violence is one partner’s consistent efforts to maintain power and control over the other. (from https://ncadv.org/learn-more)

Abusers use these tactics and more in a systematic pattern to exert control and power over their intimate partner or family member. Domestic violence affects people from all walks of life, regardless of gender, orientation, socioeconomic status, age, race or nationality. We all have a part in stopping it. The first step is recognizing what domestic violence is and saying something if you see it happening.

During the month of October, there will be many virtual events, as well as news stories and social media events to increase awareness. We encourage you to get involved and learn more.

Thank you for all you do for our students!
– LLCC Student Success staff


Below are links with more information to Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2021:


If you or someone you know needs help, please use the following numbers:

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Sojourn Shelter and Services

217-726-5200 (24-hour hotline)
TTY: 217-726-7385
1-866-help4dv (435-7438)

Lincoln Land Community College — confidential advisor


LLCC Title IX Coordinator

Contact: Leslie Johnson, AVP Student Success, 217-786-2848

Sexual Violence and Domestic Violence Resource Information