OJJDP has updated its Statistical Briefing Book to include a new Data Snapshot on teen dating violence. The Data Snapshot draws on data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System to document the trends and characteristics of dating violence reported by high school students.
Violent juvenile offenders
February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Teen dating violence can include physical and psychological abuse, sexual abuse, harassment, and stalking. A new blog posted by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) honors the month-long observance and raises awareness about the prevalence of teen dating violence and stalking.