What is Sexual Violence?
“Sexual Harassment” is any unwelcome verbal, nonverbal, written, electronic or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment also includes acts of intimidation, bullying, aggression or hostility based on gender or gender‐stereotyping, even if the acts do not involve conduct of a sexual nature.
Examples of sexual harassment include instances in which:
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“Sexual Assault” means any actual, attempted, or threatened sexual act with another person without that person’s consent.
Sexual Assault includes but is not limited to:
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“Domestic Violence” includes felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed by a current or former spouse of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabiting with or has cohabited with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the State of Florida, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the State of Florida.Click here to report Domestic Violence
“Dating Violence” means violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; AND The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of:
- the length of the relationship
- the type of relationship, and
- the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.
For the purpose of this definition, dating violence includes, but is not limited to sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse. Dating violence does not include acts covered under the definition of domestic violence.Click here to report Dating Violence
“Stalking” means engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to: 1) fear for his or her safety or the safety of others; or 2) suffer substantial emotional distress.