Break the Cycle is a domestic violence law center that promotes the health
and protects the rights of youth.
Our comprehensive programs provide positive intervention in the lives of youth
as they are forming their first relationships.
We encourage youth to take action and mobilize to raise
awareness in their communities about domestic violence and its impact
on their peers. We are promoting youth as the next generation of leaders in the domestic
violence prevention movement.
Break the Cycle’s preventive education program teaches teens
about domestic violence, healthy relationships and the legal options and
responsibilities of young victims. The interactive curriculum connects
students to practical tools and confidential resources for information and advice.
We also work to increase awareness about teen dating violence in the community at-large
through public awareness campaigns, tabling and our website.
Break the Cycle helps young victims, ages 12 to 24, achieve safe, violence-free lives through
legal advice, referrals and counsel. Our public policy efforts work to
ensure that young people are protected by domestic violence laws and that funding exists to
support programs to help youth.