In an exciting change of public policy, New York now allows thousands more victims, including teens, to access civil protection orders. The New York Legislature voted unanimously to expand the law. Now, teenagers, same sex couples and cohabitants can access legal protection without involving the police.
Along with others, Break the Cycle criticized New York for the narrow extent of its laws. It was one of fifteen states that we failed in our State Report Card. Break the Cycle is excited to announce this victory, which brings us one-step closer to ending teen dating violence.
-Published on July 3, 2009