Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Family and household members include spouses, former spouses, parents, children, grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, in-laws who live in the same house, people who have children together, and people who live together or have lived together in the past year. (Va. Code Ann. § 16.1-228.)

In Virginia, it is a crime to inflict physical injury against a family or household member. (Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-57.2.)