However, the court shall assess a filing fee against the nonprevailing party in an action for a restraining order.
“Students often feel something isn’t right about the way they’re being treated, but they’re not sure what to call it, and they don’t know enough about relationships yet to know what they’re experiencing isn’t healthy or right,” Sargent said in the release.
Section 16-3-1750 is amended as follows: "Section 16-3-1750.
(A) Pursuant to this article, the magistrates court has jurisdiction over an action seeking a restraining order against a person engaged in harassment in the first or second degree or stalking.
This effort began with a series of workshops in 20 that culminated in the development and coordination of a federal interagency workgroup. NIJ has also funded research examining the nature, characteristics and extent of dating violence; risk and protective factors; long-term and short-term outcomes; and systematic evaluations of teen dating violence prevention and intervention programs, policies and legislation.
Teen victims of dating violence suffer long-term negative health consequences and show poor student achievement. The National Women’s Law Center, along with a number of other organizations, has endorsed this bipartisan piece of legislation because it recognizes the severity of teen dating violence throughout the country and allows schools to use federal funding for prevention and education.
Sargent called teen dating violence “an absolutely pervasive problem,” and data supports that notion.