WASHINGTON, Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) today released "A National Survey Shines Light on Nature and Scope of Teen Dating Violence," which examines the results of a NIJ funded study, The National Survey of Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence (STRiV). Conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago and funded through a NIJ grant, the study sought to understand the prevalence of teen dating violence, the characteristics of abusive relationships, and the risk factors for abuse. The full report on the study can be read at https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/250292.pdf.
More information about today's publication and other NIJ programs is available here: www.nij.gov
TITLE: A National Survey Shines Light on Nature and Scope of Teen Dating Violence
AUTHORS: The National Institute of Justice
The Office of Justice Programs, headed by Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan R. Hanson, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice and assist victims. OJP has six bureaus and offices: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering and Tracking (SMART). More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.
Point of contact for this advisory is Sheila Jerusalem, public affairs specialist, Office of Communications, OJP. She can be reached at Sheila.Jerusalem@usdoj.gov or via phone at 202-616-3227.
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SOURCE Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs