Sadly, Cassidy Richardson's story is true for too many young women. We have made many strides in educating the public, increasing awareness of available victim services — including those provided by True North, for example — and influencing the behaviors of our youth so they learn to resolve conflicts without violence and form healthier partnerships as adults. But domestic and sexual violence remain underreported crimes, and there remains a stigma attached to being a victim of domestic and sexual abuse in our society.
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