4.13.18 - Testimony before the DC Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety Budget Oversight Hearing on: Office of Victims Services & Justice Grants

Testimony before the DC Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety Budget Oversight Hearing on: Office of Victims Services & Justice Grants

Marta Beresin, Policy & Legal Director, Break the Cycle - April 13, 2018

Students at the Forefront: “Boyfriend Loophole” Closed with New Gun Law in Oregon

Since the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida last month, students have been at the forefront of the debate over gun control in the U.S., and their voices are making a difference. Earlier this month, less than three weeks after the Parkland mass shooting, the first gun control law since the Parkland high school massacre was enacted. Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law the so-called “boyfriend loophole” bill.

Warning Signs Spotlight: Isolation

Spending a lot of time together in a new relationship is normal and fun. You are getting to know each other on a deeper level, emotionally and sometimes physically. You may get the “stars in your eyes, let’s only hang out with each other” type feeling because this person makes you feel attractive and loved and excited about life together. But what happens when “let’s only hang out with each other” becomes less of a feeling and more of a command?

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