Founded in Los Angeles in 1996, Break the Cycle's mission is to engage, educate and empower youth to build lives and communities free from domestic and dating violence. Break the Cycle provides teen-specific violence prevention education and legal services. In 2004, the organization expanded nationally in response to the huge need for violence prevention programs. They currently maintain two offices, one in Los Angeles and the other in Washington, DC. Break the Cycle works with a diverse coalition including the federal government, the National Dating Abuse Helpline, Mary Kay Inc., the Girl Scouts and schools across the nation.
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