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What is dating violence?
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) defines dating violence as violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic of intimate nature with the victim. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors:
For additional information, visit the Domestic and Family Violence section of our site.
- The length of the relationship
- The type of relationship
- The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.
For information specifically about teen dating violence, visit the Teen Dating Violence section of our site.
Last Updated: 4/27/2016
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