Programs & Services

Break the Cycle provides honest, practical help and information for teens and young adults. From learning the warning signs of abuse to safety planning to navigating the legal system, we give young people and those who advocate for them the tools they need to live safer, healthier lives. 

Education & Public Outreach

Providing innovative tools and resources to educate and engage youth in creating healthy relationships -- all to increase awareness and reduce violence in our communities. 
Key Programs: Respect WORKS!, Teen DV Month, Hear My Voice, Youth Trainings


Providing the ultimate source of support for young people to prevent and end dating abuse in partnership with the National Dating Abuse Helpline. 
Key Programs: Loveisrespect, Start Talking, National Youth Advisory Board

Training & Support

Improving nationwide services for teens by educating adults who work most closely with them. 
Key Programs: Training, Law Enforcement Trainings

Policy & Advocacy

Transforming laws, policies and systems to improve the lives of teens and young adults. 
Key Programs: State Law Report Cards, VAWA, Love Is Not Abuse Coalition

Direct Legal Services

Providing comprehensive, dating abuse legal services to teens and young adults who reside in the District of Columbia.
Key Programs: Legal Services in DC