More than two million men and women are assaulted by an intimate partner or other household member each year in the United States. Domestic violence does not discriminate. It affects people regardless of socioeconomic background, education, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity or employment. Unfortunately, CBP employees are not immune. We want to be very clear: domestic violence is unacceptable and is contrary to the core values of CBP.
Domestic violence is a pattern of physical, sexual or emotional abuse used by a partner to gain or retain power in a relationship.
If you are being abused, or know someone who is, help is available. You and your eligible family members may call the Employee Assistance Program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 1-800-755-7002 for free and confidential assistance.
To speak with a domestic violence counselor, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or visit their website.
Finally, if you are uncomfortable making the call alone, please reach out to your local Peer Support Members or Chaplains. They will help you.