Youth Dating Violence
Youth dating violence means any form of violence or abusive behaviour towards a youth by a boyfriend, girlfriend, an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend. It can happen once or many times during the course of a relationship. Often, the violence becomes worse if a youth stays in an abusive relationship.
Help is Available
If you or someone you know is or has been in a dating relationship that is violent or abusive, help is available. For contact information and to learn more, please see: Youth Dating Violence, an information sheet provided by Victim Services and Crime Prevention, Ministry of Justice. For more information, call your local police, VictimLinkBC or the Youth Against Violence line.