Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law

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State Begins Teaching Dating Violence Classes

A new law in Rhode Island requires that all public middle and high schools teach students about the signs and dangers of dating violence in their health classes. The law is aimed at teaching teens the warning signs of abusive relationships. The program focuses on nurturing good relationships as well as avoiding abusive ones. The law is named the Lindsay Ann Burke Act after a 23-year-old who died as a result of being involved in an abusive relationship. Texas is the only other state that has a similar law on the books.



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