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Dating Violence

Dating violence occurs when a person in a current or past dating relationship uses physical, sexual, verbal, or emotional abuse to harm, threaten, intimidate, or control the other person in the relationship. Dating violence also occurs when a person commits these acts against a person in a marriage or dating relationship with the individual who is or was once in a marriage or dating relationship with the person committing the offense. This type of conduct is considered harassment if the conduct is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it affects the
student’s ability to participate in or benefit from an educational program or activity; creates an intimidating, threatening, hostile, or offensive educational environment; or substantially interferes with the student’s academic performance.

Examples of dating violence against a student may include, but are not limited to, physical or sexual assaults; name-calling; put-downs; threats to hurt the student, the student’s family members, or members of the student’s household; destroying property belonging to the student; threats to commit suicide or homicide if the student ends the relationship; threats to harm a student’s current dating partner; attempts to isolate the student from friends and family; stalking; or encouraging others to engage in these behaviors.


El Paso Attorney General Violence Prevention Campaign (Dating and Family Violence)

The 34th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in collaboration with the El Paso County Attorney’s Office is interested in the promotion of healthy relationships by providing access to information about domestic abuse and dating violence to the El Paso community and surrounding rural areas. Our main focus is the recognition of warning signs of abuse and the availability of intervention and prevention services.

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Violence Prevention Works!

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