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Northrop Grumman Supports Preventive Education

Northrop Grumman supports Break the Cycle’s work to teach teens that they have a right to safe and healthy relationships.

We are pleased to recognize Northrop Grumman Corporation for their continued support of Break the Cycle’s life-saving work with young people in Los Angeles.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is committed to strengthening youth to meet tomorrow’s challenges. In support of this commitment, Northrop Grumman generously awarded Break the Cycle $10,000 to aid our effort to engage, educate and empower youth to build healthy relationships and homes.

As you may know, teens experience abuse at higher rates than any other age group. Domestic violence has reached epidemic proportion in Los Angeles, where 70% of all calls for police are domestic violence related.1 According to a survey of Los Angeles high school students, almost half of respondents—46% of girls and 43% of boys—reported having experienced some form of physical aggression at the hands of a dating partner.2

Funding from Northrop Grumman Corporation will provide general operating support over a one-year period, and will help Break the Cycle to continue and expand our proactive, law-based work with youth to prevent domestic and dating violence in Los Angeles and beyond.

We truly appreciate the support of Northrop Grumman Corporation and look forward to continuing our rewarding relationship, particularly as Break the Cycle grows to meet the increasing need for domestic violence services among teens in Los Angeles.

-Published on May 17, 2007