Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Protecting Teens from Dating Violence

Shelton Patch (Shelton, CT) May 9, 2011

"In nearly lock-step bi-partisan fashion, the Connecticut General Assembly moves to further protect teens from the perils of dating violence.
HB 6629 would allow teens to secure a restraining order against an abusive teen dating partner. HB 6053 would revise the state's bullying law to include teen dating violence. And SB 1138 targets cyber-bullying. The three proposed bills should get a floor vote in the coming weeks.
'The whole idea here is how teens can protect themselves through the legal system,' said Bob Kocienda, chair of the Norwalk-based Center for Youth Leadership." Read More

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