Here are the highlights from the 2010 State Law Report Cards: Thank you to the attorneys of Latham and Watkins, LLP and the University of Minnesota researchers who generously gave their time to this project.After a few years off, Break the Cycle is back to work updating the State Law Report Cards. Obviously, some states have changed their laws since we published the 2010 State Law Report Cards. D., Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Intimate Partner Violence and Age of Victim, 1993-99” (2001). (Formerly: Liz Claiborne, Inc.), Conducted by Knowledge Networks, (December 2010).“College Dating Violence and Abuse Poll,” Available at: https:// (Formerly: Liz Claiborne, Inc.), Conducted by Knowledge Networks, (December 2010).The Hotline is a resource for domestic violence advocates, government officials, law enforcement agencies, and the general public. Advocates receive approximately 21,000 calls each month.The Hotline serves as the only domestic violence hotline in the nation with access to more than 5,000 shelters and domestic violence programs across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U. The Hotline is toll-free, confidential, and anonymous.Since its inception in 1985, NCVC has worked with grassroots organizations and criminal justice agencies throughout the United States serving millions of crime victims.Dating violence is controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship. It can include verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, or a combination.
While healthy relationships tend to have a positive effect on emotional development and future relationships, abusive relationships often do the opposite.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Medline Plus links to health information from the National Institutes of Health and other federal government agencies.
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If you are experiencing dating abuse, then please get help immediately. If, on the other hand, you have been accused of violence, you many need a criminal defense attorney to assist you.
Throughout February, organizations and individuals nationwide are coming together to highlight the need to educate young people about dating violence, teach healthy relationship skills and prevent the devastating cycle of abuse.