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What is Dating Violence?

Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim is dating violence. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • the length of the relationship
  • the type of relationship
  • the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship
Dating Violence Resources

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Break the Cycle

That’s Not Cool

Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

Men Can Stop Rape

National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women

Dating Matters Initiative


Updated: March 2014
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General Information Office on Violence Against Women
Bea Hanson
Principal Deputy Director
Office on Violence Against Women
145 N St., NE, Suite 10W.121
Washington, D.C. 20530
Fax: 202-305-2589
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