Speak.Act.Change Girl Power Project

Break the Cycle is proud to premiere the Speak.Act.Change Girl Power Project in seven Girl Scout Councils across Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois and Texas. 120 select Girl Scouts Ambassadors will be trained as Peer Leaders to educate nearly 10,000 more middle and high-school aged Girl Scouts. "Paying it forward," those Girl Scouts will complete advocacy and service-learning activities designed to raise awareness among their peers.

What Will it Take to End Youth Violence?

A group of young boys beat and raped their classmate as a crowd of onlookers stood nearby. After this recent incident in which a fifteen-year-old Richmond girl was gang raped outside of her high school, many people are realizing just how prevalent and horrifying youth violence can be.

Sadly, crimes like these are not uncommon. According to the 2006 survey from the U.S. Department of Justice:

New York Improves Law

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.

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