Prevent Teen Dating Violence

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Preventing Teen Dating Violence

Did you know? There is a law in Rhode Island that requires every middle school and high school to educate all staff and students about the dynamics of abuse and have a policy on how to respond to incidents of dating violence. It’s called the Lindsay Ann Burke Act.

We recently conducted an evaluation to find out how the Act is being implemented in our state. We’ve published our findings in a report that offers five recommendations for strengthening teen dating violence prevention efforts in Rhode Island.

Click here to view or download the full report.

Click here to view or download the executive summary.

To request a hard copy of the report or executive summary, contact the RICADV at or 401-467-9940.

Visit our Teen Center

Visit our Teen Center Teen Center to find resources and information for young people in RI, and to learn about our public awareness efforts in February, national Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

Helpline Available 24/7

The confidential statewide Helpline can be reached by calling 1-800-494-8100 or using the online chat here. The Helpline is for all victims of violent crime, including domestic and dating abuse, and those looking for more information to help a victim of violence.

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