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Teen Dating Violence

The full report, published by California-based watchdog agency Break the Cycle, rates states on their ease of access to legal recourse for domestic violence victims under the age of 18.

Why does Missouri get an "F"?  According to the report, there are two main reasons.

  • In Missouri, a domestic violence protection order cannot be obtained by anyone under the age of 18.
  • In Missouri, a domestic violence protection order cannot be filed against anyone under the age of 18.

Read about what protection orders are and who can get them in Missouri.

Find teen dating violence statistics, victim resources, educational materials, and other resources from the organizations and websites below.

Want to get involved in community action and education regarding teen dating violence?  Find links to toolkit downloads, documents, and contacts at loveisrespect.org, breakthecycle.org, and thesafeplace.org.

You can also check out these materials from The Library for more information.

 


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