The Legislature passed “Kaity’s Law,” in 2009, which gives those in dating relationships protection under the Domestic Violence statute 13-3601.
Zoe received almost 30 calls from her ex-boyfriend a day.
She wasn’t allowed to hang out with her friends or any other boy besides him, not even male relatives.
Retuyan’s nest is bustling, bound for a more lively future in the teenage dating realm with her three daughters Nae, 17, Tori, 16 and Cess, 14.
Retuyan’s been away for three years earning a law degree, and the little girls she left aren’t so little anymore.
“He controlled what I wore and who I hung out with. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, making it the most common type of youth violence. In Arizona, 17.3 percent of youth reported being a victim of one or more incidents of teen dating violence, according to the 2010 Arizona Youth Survey done by the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission.