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Is your teen a victim of dating violence?

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Violence in dating relationships should concern anyone living in Louisiana. As I’ve written many times before, our state always leads the nation in family violence. Right now, we’re third in single victim/single perpetrator homicides, the class of murder which includes boyfriends killing girlfriends and husbands killing wives.

At DART — the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team — we are concerned not only with keeping victims safe; we want to prevent relationship violence all together. The earlier a person ends a violent relationship, the easier it is to escape it completely.

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