Did You Know?
One in ten teenagers in New York City schools reports experiencing physical or sexual violence in a dating relationship within the past year.*
In a 2005 study of incoming freshmen at a New York City public college, more than 50% of students indicated that a close peer was involved in a violent relationship in the past year.*
Pursuing a protective order reduces the likelihood of a physical attack by 80%.*
We Know and Here's What We're Doing About It.
Striving to prevent domestic violence before it starts, Day One trains youth and adults about dating abuse and the law. Since 2003, Day One has educated more than 30,000 youth about how to identify and maintain healthy relationships, obtain legal protection when necessary and assist others experiencing abuse. More than 6,000 professionals have been trained to identify relationship abuse among youth and to provide supportive, nonjudgmental guidance to teens.