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  • Underage drinking increases

    the likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behavior.

    Source: "Underage Drinking," Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, October 27, 2015.

  • 23 percent of females and 14 percent of males

    who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner

    first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17 years of age according the 2011 CDC nationwide survey .

  • Approximately 10 percent of high school students

    reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner

    in the 12 months* before they participated in the 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey. *Vagi, K. J., Olsen, E. O., Basile, K. C., & Vivolo-Kantor, A. M. (2015). Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. JAMA Pediatrics, 169, 474-482.

  • The rate of new HIV infections among black males is 11 times higher

    than the rate among young white males and 4x higher than the rate among young Hispanic males aged 13 to 24.

  • Homeless youth pregnancy rates are five times

    higher when compared to their housed counterparts.

  • Over 4 million calls, chats, and texts

    were made to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, a FVPSA grantee.

    The National Domestic Violence Hotline connects callers to over 5,000 agencies and resources across the country and operates 24/7, 365 days a year.

  • 20 people per minute

    are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the U.S.

    Read The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey for more facts about intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking.

  • Over 1.2 million clients

    were served by programs funded by the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) in 2015.

    Each year, FYSB administers FVPSA grants that provide safe housing, counseling and more to victims of domestic violence.

  • 1in 4 women and 1 in 7 men

    have been victims of domestic violence in their lifetime, according to The National Domestic Violence Hotline.

    FYSB's Family Violence Prevention Services Program exists to ensure that all victims of domestic violence have access to the services and supports that they need to live a life free of abuse.

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