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Resources for Schools

Dating abuse is an integral part of school violence. The New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence recommends that all schools develop a dating violence policy.

School Policy

A formal policy on dating violence can help schools to:

District of Columbia (DC) Safe Schools Model Policy

Break the Cycle is a leading national non-profit organization whose mission is “to engage, educate and empower youth to build lives and communities free from domestic violence.” In collaboration with four local organizations, Break the Cycle developed the DC Safe Schools Model Policy. Schools can read about the project and use the Model Policy as a tool for developing their own policy.