Research over the past decade estimates 1 in 3 females have experienced some form of intimate partner abuse; and girls and women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rates of intimate partner violence ( We are not immune to such statistics here in Utah. As reported by the Utah Health Department, females in Utah are 10 times more likely than males to die from a Domestic Violence (DV) related homicide than other types of homicide; and DV-related homicides in Utah account for 70.3% of all female homicides (2003-2008).