Dating Violence

HELPLINES:

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
1-866-331-9474
1-866-331-8453 TTY
 

Prefer to text? Text "loveis" to 22522

Peer advocates are available to talk, text, or chat online 24/7.

Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim is dating violence. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors:

  • the length of the relationship
  • the type of relationship
  • the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship
Source: Office on Violence Against Women