23 Feb: Senate Approves Codey Resolution Promoting Awareness Of Teen Dating Violence

TRENTON – The full Senate today approved a resolution sponsored by Senate President Richard J. Codey (D-Essex) that would designate February 1 – 5, 2010, as “Teen Dating Violence Awareness Week” in New Jersey.

“For a variety of reasons, teen dating violence is all too often overlooked,” said Sen. Codey. “Sometimes as parents, we fail to realize how quickly our kids grow up, so we might not even think to look for the warning signs. At the same token, kids are often embarrassed to report dating violence for fear of being ridiculed or stigmatized.”