Vice President Joe Biden's 1is2many initiative is strengthening efforts to reduce dating violence among those most vulnerable, particularly young women between the ages of 16 and 24, and is utilizing technology to engage students, teens, and young adults in this cause.To build on our efforts, I established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.The body of Nino Acox Jackson of Dallas was found in a lake on February 16.And Veronica Banks Cano of San Antonio was found dead in a bathtub on February 19.Skye Mockabee, who passed away in Cleveland in July, was originally thought to be a victim of violence; authorities now believe her death was an accident. *Sherrell Faulkner, 46, a transgender woman of color died on May 16, 2017, of injuries sustained during an attack on November 30, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dating violence may include physical force, such as kicking, hitting, and shoving; emotional abuse, consistent monitoring, and isolation; or sexual assault.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline received 15,584 calls and 1,809 chat requests from Texas in 2017.
The National Dating Abuse Hotline, Love is Respect received 1,276 calls, 767 chats and 288 texts from Texas in 2017.
The Texas State Plan provides a detailed inventory of services, need, and other statistics by county.
In their formative years, teens are influenced by their early relationships, and the example set by those around them can have lasting consequences.
My Administration is working diligently to address teen dating violence in a number of ways.