A Week in the Life

Break the Cycle is working on behalf of the Office of Vice President Biden to record cases of youth dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking between now and Saturday, July 30th, 2011. The survey will be used by the Vice President to issue a report on the dating violence and sexual violence experienced by young people in the United States. If you are interested in participating in the survey, please refer to the information below for detailed instructions.

“We are asking programs to record cases of youth dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking beginning this Sunday, July 24, 2011 through Saturday July 30, 2011 using a simple online form. (Again we apologize for the short notice, but the Vice President appreciates your willingness to participate.) If your offices and/or services are not available on Sunday July 24 or Saturday 30, please do not worry and simply collect data when your office is open. Please only include data on “primary victims”, i.e., youth who have suffered abuse directly rather than those who have witnessed abuse towards another.

We ask that your final data be submitted no later than midnight on Tuesday August 2, 2011. Unfortunately, data submitted after August 2, 2011 will not be counted for this report. We encourage everyone to submit their data earlier if possible.Please use the following link to access the data collection form: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WHH2LFT. Do not hit “Done” until you have entered all of your data through July 30, 2011. Doing so will lock you out of the survey.

Please pull up and review the data collection form prior to beginning your data collection process on July 24th. As you do not have the option to save and continue, we suggest that you print out the survey to use as a reference for collecting the data throughout the week. Then enter and submit the data at the end of the week.

If you continue to have questions or concerns, contact Juley Fulcher at 202-824-0707×106 or jfulcher@breakthecycle.org.

Thank you, again, for your support and participation! With your help, we can create an important report that will effectively describe the problems facing our youth.”