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‘¡No te Dejes! :’ County launches anti-domestic violence campaign from El Paso Times, 2/12/12

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The article reports, “A new initiative introduced Friday by county officials is aimed at reducing domestic and dating violence among adults and teens. … District Attorney Jaime Esparza and County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal unveiled the program, which is funded by an $80,000 grant from Gov. Rick Perry’s Criminal Justice Department. Officials with the county and district attorneys’ offices will begin scheduling presentations at schools on March 1 to talk about dating violence. ‘Trying to address the issue (of dating and domestic violence) is very important to the both of us,’ Esparza said during the news conference. As part of the initiative, officials are distributing a 16-minute video produced by a local company, MindWarp Entertainment, that depicts the fictional story of teenager Natalie Rivera, who becomes a victim of dating violence.”

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