Action Alert: Urge Your Members of Congress to Support the SAFE Teen Act Today!

U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) and Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) introduced the Stop Abuse for Every Teen (SAFE Teen) Act. This important, bipartisan legislation recognizes the severity of teen dating violence throughout the country and allows schools to use federal funding for prevention and education.

According to reports, 1 in 4 adolescents reports emotional, physical, or sexual violence while each year while 1 in 10 adolescents reports being a victim of physical dating violence. Teen victims of dating violence suffer long-term negative health consequences and show poor student achievement. That is why we must call on Congress to pass the SAFE Act today!

If passed into law, this bill would:

  • Expressly authorize schools to use existing grant funding for teen dating violence prevention;
  • Highlight teen dating violence prevention as part of the comprehensive, community prevention program, Safe Schools, Healthy Students, that already funds prevention activities;
  • Support better teen dating violence data to understand the scope of the problem;
  • Support promising practices to further replicate, refine and test prevention models.

Schools must recognize the prevalence of teen dating violence and work to prevent and educate young adults. Please urge your Members of Congress to cosponsor the SAFE Teen Act today!

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Please co-sponsor and pass the SAFE Teen Act today.

Dear [Decision Maker],

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four adolescents experiences emotional, physical, or sexual violence each year and one in ten adolescents reports being a victim of physical dating violence. Teen dating violence is pervasive throughout our nation and results in poor physical and mental health in addition to lower student achievement.



As advocates, concerned parents, and teens, we urge you to co-sponsor and pass the SAFE Teen Act today.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]