Can Domestic Violence Charges Negatively Impact your Security Clearance?


The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence estimates that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced a form of intimate partner violence. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women. Domestic violence incidents pose a threat to applicants and holders of security clearances. In many cases, an applicant or holder may be required to report the incident or arrest. It is imperative to comply with all reporting requirements relating to domestic violence.

If the reported incidents result in security clearance revocation or suspension, you may be able to mitigate these concerns. It is easier to mitigate domestic violence cases that occurred years ago compared to recent incidents. In some cases, domestic violence charges may have complicated facts or scenarios, which may result in an innocent party's arrest. Other factors that may play a crucial role in mitigating a security clearance concern include the accuracy of the facts, the passage of time, and the disposition of the case.

If you are someone you know has or is experiencing domestic violence, there is help. Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-7233.

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