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As a result, LGBTQ victims suffer disproportionately from violence and its effects.
In recognition of LGBT Pride Month, OVC features the online guide, Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault, to help educate those working in the field.
OVC encourages victim service providers to rededicate themselves to serving LGBTQ victims, who often do not have consistent access to informed services to help them recover in the aftermath of a crime.As the former Presiding judge of the Milwaukee Children’s Court and Presiding Judge of the Milwaukee County Domestic Violence Courts, I have seen many young people who were survivors of teen dating violence.They included children who were both male and female, heterosexual and LGBTQ, and from every ethnic background imaginable.Because most solicitations are competitive, we cannot have individual conversations concerning the solicitation with prospective applicants.
Teen dating violence — also called intimate relationship violence, intimate partner violence among adolescents, or adolescent relationship abuse — includes physical, psychological or sexual abuse; harassment; and/or stalking of any person ages 12 to 18 in the context of a past or present romantic or consensual relationship.
However, this year, the Justice Department worked with the Senate to designate the entire month of February as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.