There are some 2,500 domestic violence offenses recorded in Morris County annually, with only about 25 percent of incidents reported.
“We are grateful,” says JBWS director of community relations Regina Braham, “to the Randolph Municipal Alliance and the Mountain Lakes Town Club for their grants to sponsor Remote Control.
“The realistic depiction of a dating abusive relationship in the play, leads to a very engaging discussion on how a friend can help both the victim and the person using abusive and controlling behavior.” This is the second year that Randolph High School student Rachel Glineman (l) attended the Youth Leadership Conference.
Too often, according to the national Family Justice Center Alliance, victims of interpersonal violence and sexual assault, and their children, are forced to navigate complex systems to receive critical services while gripped by fear and heartbreak.
Family Justice Centers bring agencies together to work with victims during the crisis and long after the crisis.
At the end of the day, students reported that as a result of the youth conference, they felt more confident in their ability to take a leadership role in preventing dating abuse in their school communities.