“The success of our state is directly connected to the well-being of our children,” says Tami Silverman, IYI’s president and CEO.“All of our children, regardless of their circumstances, deserve a safe, productive environment where they can learn, grow and thrive.Breakup violence among teens is a crime that has no zip code. A relationship ends and what happens is an emotional surge of uncontrollable anger.It can be verbal or physical and sometimes, as in the case of Wayland, Mass., teen Lauren Astley, it can end in death. Researchers estimate that one in three young adults between the ages of 14 and 20 has experienced some form of dating violence.The Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund was created by her parents.It’s mission is to promote dynamic educational programs, particularly those in the areas of the development of healthy teen relationships, the arts and community service.National Center for Victims of Crime is the nation’s leading resource and advocacy organization for crime victims.The Date Safe Project is committed to being the nation’s leading organization for teaching how “asking first” makes all the difference in creating safer intimacy and in decreasing occurrences of sexual assault.
The state only allows protection orders against someone of the opposite sex to whom you are either married, have lived with, or have a child with - and who has physically or sexually abused you.
Thirteen percent of college women say they have been stalked, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Of college students who have been sexually assaulted, 35 percent of them were assaulted while on a date.
In 2015, 17 out of every 1,000 Hoosier children were the victims of abuse or neglect.
The data shows a stark and steady increase linked to cases involving parental substance abuse.