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I've become a critical thinker, mature, humble, a public speaker, better friend, teacher and much more as a result of RAPP." Our Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP) partners with nine New York City high schools to provide outreach, education and counseling on abusive relationships.In each school a coordinator works on premises and develops a Peer Leadership mentoring team, reaching over 2,000 teens per year with the goal of raising awareness and offering intervention and prevention counseling.RAPP also provides training for teachers, individual and group counseling for students, educational classes, workshops peer leadership training and facilitates special school events for students.Mentoring programs, such as our peer leadership model, have been demonstrated effective, increasing adolescent recognition of the inappropriateness of using violence with a meta-analytic review of all teen prevention efforts finding significant reductions in violent behavior and improved social and conflict resolution skills.That is why we are making sure our vulnerable youth have the skills to maintain healthy relationships, and to leave negative behaviors behind before they develop unhealthy patterns that are tough to break.” People who grew up in a home where there was domestic violence are more likely to become victims or perpetrators of it themselves, studies have shown—and some 5,036 children who received foster care from the city’s Administration for Children’s Services came from homes where domestic violence was an issue.The new program, dubbed Creating Awareness about Relationship Equality (or CARE), will try to reach those teenagers with nearly 30 workshops every month, taught by fellow young people who will serve as peer educators. I think when you’re dealing with teens, being a teen already is hard, and being a young person in foster care, there are challenges the you have to face,” Nahjee Cook, 25, a peer educator from East New York, said in a telephone interview.
So the peer educators won’t only educate their peers—they’ll hold workshops for case workers and foster parents, too, so those adults can spot warning signs and help stem them before they take hold.
Defendants usually receive no targeted services aimed at preventing further abuse, and victims receive little in the way of services and counseling.
In contrast, at the Youthful Offender Domestic Violence Court a dedicated judge and court room staff are equipped to address the unique needs that teen complainants bring to court.
The Court also has a dedicated teen victim advocate— employed through the counseling services unit of the District Attorney's Office—who is able to devote the time and energy, and has the unique social work skills, to engage teen victims and offer referrals to additional services.
The victim advocate is responsible for reaching out to victims to explain the criminal justice process and provide counseling, safety planning, and links to services.