Domestic Violence Services

Domestic Violence Services

The Salisbury Police Department has Partnered with the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center and The Pettengill House to provide services for victims of domestic violence.

If you are in immediate danger please dial 911

Domestic Violence Resources:

  • Contact the 24hr Jeanne Geiger Crisis Hotline at 978-388-1888 or you can email
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline – 800-799-7233
  • SafeLink can provide immediate shelter and multi-lingual support services. Call their toll-free statewide 24/7 domestic violence hotline at 877-785-2020, or 877-521-2601 (TeleTYpewriter/TTY number for hearing impaired individuals)
  • For free and confidential information, referrals and support for you, family members, and friends in other parts of Massachusetts, visit


Domestic violence is 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, threats, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence
can vary dramatically.

• 33.9% of Massachusetts women and 31.7% of Massachusetts men experience intimate partner physical
violence, intimate partner sexual violence and/or intimate partner stalking in their lifetimes.
• In 2019, there were 28 domestic violence homicides in Massachusetts.
• In one day in 2019, 1,857 adult and child survivors were served by Massachusetts domestic violence
programs. Another 441 requests of services went unmet due to lack of resources.
• In 2008, domestic violence was declared a public health emergency in Massachusetts.
• In 2015, there were 30,172 active protective orders in the National Crime Information Center for
Massachusetts in 2015, down from a high of approximately 55,000 in 2011. None of these protective orders
had a disqualifying Brady indicator.
• As of December 31, 2019, Massachusetts had submitted 2,442 domestic violence misdemeanor records and
no active protective orders to the NICS Index.

Learn More from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence