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Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month Rally
California’s latest prevention efforts discussed

Press release

Media Contact: Jessica Merrill                                      February 25, 2016
Mobile: (707) 330-6838
Email: jessica@cpedv.org

Sacramento, CA – On Monday, February 29th at 3:00 p.m., the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence will convene over one hundred of its members from across California, as well as legislators and allies, to rally around solutions to adolescent dating abuse on the South Steps of the State Capitol. The event draws Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month (often known as Teen DV Month) to a close, and will focus on collaborative community solutions that promote healthy relationships and prevent domestic violence in adulthood.

What: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month Rally    

When: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 3:00-3:30 p.m.

Where: California State Capitol, South Steps

Speakers:                  

  • Kathy Moore, Executive Director of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
  • Ricki Hammett, Chief, Domestic Violence Unit at the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES)
  • Youth Advocates from Enochs High School
  • Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez
  • Invited: Senator Connie M. Leyva

Highlights:

  • California’s newly-released DV Counts Census data discussed
  • Inspiring remarks from youth, advocates and legislators
  • Colorful poster boards with adolescent dating abuse facts and prevention initiatives
  • An audience of over 100 people wearing orange for Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
  • A pre-order station for the California Says NO MORE License Plate
  • Interview opportunities with state prevention leaders 

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