Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan is committed to innovative crime prevention and intervention initiatives.The District Attorney’s staff partners with community groups, educators, business owners, medical professionals, social service providers, and law enforcement officers to address a variety of public safety issues. is a non-profit 501.c(3) organization which closely partners with the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.
is designed to: Victims of Crime Helpline 24 hour Hotline 1-800-494-8100 Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence - Teen Center Sojourner House (401) 765-3232 Lindsay Ann Burke Memorial Fund Katie Brown Educational Project National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline 866‐331‐9474 866‐331‐8453 TTY The National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline offers one-on-one service from peer advocates.
The helpline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and offers translation services.
Collectively, we offer in-service trainings, presentations, and seminars for school staff, faculty, parents, students, and community members designed to keep Middlesex County’s cities and towns safe.
Our youth is growing up in an age of unprecedented technological advancements, which enable them to communicate instantly to friends and family.
It's important to educate tweens and teens about this issue before it becomes a problem in their own life.
Here are a few facts: --One in four adolescents reports verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse each year.
But the findings do suggest that girls who mature early can be more vulnerable, especially if many of their friends are boys.
In this study, the correlation between early maturity and dating violence was stronger when girls said they had a lot of boys in their circle of friends.
--One in five adolescents reports being a victim of emotional abuse each year.
--One in five high school students has been physically or sexually abused by a dating partner --Dating violence among their peers is reported by 54% of high school students --One in three teens report knowing a friend or peer who has been physically hurt by his or her partner through violent actions which included hitting, punching, kicking, slapping, and/or choking.
That number is the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline.