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          Date of Hearing:   April 28, 2016

                             ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON RULES

                                    Gordon, Chair

                      103 (Leyva) - As Introduced January 28, 2016

          SENATE VOTE:  37-0

          SUBJECT:  Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

          SUMMARY:  Proclaims the month of February 2016 as Teen Dating  
          Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, and would encourage all  
          Californians to observe Teen Dating Violence Awareness and  
          Prevention Month with programs and activities that raise  
          awareness about teen dating violence.  Specifically, this  
          resolution makes the following legislative findings: 

          1)Victims of teen dating violence are at increased risk for  
            truancy, dropout, teen pregnancy, suicide, having eating  
            disorders, and engaging in other harmful behaviors such as the  
            use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.  

          2)Teen dating violence, also known as dating abuse, is a serious  
            and growing problem throughout California. It has been linked  
            to other forms of violence and aggression against peers,  
            including bullying, sexual harassment, sexual violence, and  
            physical violence.
          3)Teen dating violence intervention and prevention programs can  
            help to ensure a positive school climate and safe learning  
            environment for all pupils, address warning signs of dating  
            violence among pupils before behaviors escalate, and protect  


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            the safety of targeted students.  

          4)Pupils who are victims in high school are at higher risk for  
            victimization during college, and adolescent perpetrators of  
            dating violence are more likely to abuse their intimate  
            partners as adults.  

          5)The establishment of Teen Dating Violence Awareness and  
            Prevention Month will benefit schools, communities, families,  
            and all youth.
          FISCAL EFFECT:  None



          California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

          None on file

          Analysis Prepared by:Nicole Willis / RLS. / (916) 319-2800