Teen Dating Violence: Information Sheets and Resources for Judges and Court Professionals

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April 5, 2016

Teen dating violence is a scourge that is as epidemic, harmful, and potentially lethal as adult domestic violence. Unchecked, teen dating violence can entrench a lifetime pattern of perpetration by abusers and acceptance of abuse by victims. This collection of resources provides an introduction to many of the issues involved in teen dating violence and its intersections with other areas of the law, as well as resources for courts and communities.

Use the button above to download the complete, 77-page set of eleven Information and Resources Sheets we have produced to educate courts, schools, parents, teens, and the community about teen dating violence.

Each individual Information and Resource Sheet, which covers a different facet of teen dating violence and its implication for the courts, is available below:

Table of Contents

The Dynamics and Consequences of Teen Dating Violence

The Teenage Brain: New Knowledge from Neuroscience

Use of Social Media in Teen Dating Violence

Use of Social Media in Teen Dating Violence: Glossary

Use of Social Media in Teen Dating Violence: Technology “How-Tos” for Judges

LGBTQ Issues in Teen Dating Violence

LGBTQ Issues in Teen Dating Violence: Glossary

Orders of Protection for Victims of Teen Dating Violence

Holding Teen Dating Violence Offenders Accountable

Teen Dating Violence: The Need for Judicial Leadership

Teen Dating Violence: Resources for Judicial Leadership 

This project was supported by Grant No. 2013-TA-AX-K043, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department ofJustice. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do notnecessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
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