TEEN DATING VIOLENCE

  • Holding Teen Dating Violence Offenders Accountable

    • Legal Momentum

      • Legal Momentum's National Judicial Education Program has created a set of educational materials for judges, courts, court-related professionals, schools, parents, teens, and the community to learn about the dangers and consequences of Teen Dating Violence. These Information and Resources sheets were developed by the National Judicial Education Program (NJEP) with funding from the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.“Teen Dating Violence” (TDV) is a scourge that is epidemic, harmful, and potentially as lethal as adult domestic violence. Unchecked, TDV can entrench a lifetime pattern of perpetration by abusers and acceptance of abuse by victims. Holding Teen Dating Violence Offenders Accountable is an information sheet for judges and court system professionals which provides guidance on issues related to sentencing and dealing with offenders in cases where TDV is present. The information sheet includes the following topics: "Disposition and Sentencing Considerations Generally," "How Does Brain Development Factor In?," "Approaches to Disposition Hearings & Sentencing," and "Tailoring the Response."

 

  • Strong Families Respect Each Other: What Native Youth Need to Know About Domestic Violence

    • The NIWRC's Native Youth Handbook "Strong Families Respect Each Other: What Native Youth Need to Know About Domestic Violence" (14 pages) was produced in partnership with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network (www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com) organization. This booklet contains definitions on domestic violence, examples of controlling violence, what to do if you're experiencing domestic violence in any form, for family and friends of people experiencing domestic violence and how Native youth can lead the change to breaking the silence around domestic violence in their communities.​

  • Strong Families Respect Each Other: What Native Youth Need to Know About the Connection Between Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

    • The NIWRC's Native Youth Handbook "Strong Families Respect Each Other: What Native Youth Need to Know About the Connection Between Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence" (12 pages) was produced in partnership with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network (www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com) organization. This booklet contains definitions on domestic violence and sexual assault, examples of sexual assault, myths and truths about sexual assualt, what to do if you have been sexually assaulted, what to do if you know or think a friend or family member has experienced sexual assault, our power as life-givers and cool apps that can help prevent violence. ​

DISCLAIMER

This project is supported by Grant No. 2017-TA-AX-K073, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this document are those of the author and  do not necessarily reflect the view of  the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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