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 (PDF), 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.