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Sad but true, 1 in 3 adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner. We cannot ignore the fact that dating violence can happen to any teen in a romantic, dating, or sexual relationship, anytime, anywhere. So it's important that we get aware and start talking. February was Teen Dating Violence (TDV) Prevention and Awaren ...

During the month of March, Crime Stoppers focuses on financial crime awareness and prevention. Likewise, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) shares a similar mission all year long to reduce the incidence of fraud and financial crimes by promoting fraud detection and deterrence.
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From a truly respected physics and astronomy professor at Rice University, to gone in a blink. Marjorie Corcoran was killed in a tragic bike accident February 3rd and is missed by so many. Three days later, another death occurred due to a bike collision in Houston. Two deaths in three days… a tragic reminder as to why bike safety is so important in the Houston area.

According to the TJJD, in a given year, more than 100,000 juveniles are arrested in Texas or referred to the juvenile probation system. That said, teens today have a choice.

It feels just like yesterday we were celebrating the New Year yet somehow Spring Break is already right around the corner. A much anticipated week for students, families and children getting out of school. Whether you’re vacationing or planning a “staycation,” there are precautionary measures you and your family should take.

“The Rania Report with Rania Mankarious.”: This professional Facebook page is a page that I will use to share stories about work, life, public safety finds and messages and hopefully engage with so many of you who are public safety minded. It’s a page that I hope you will like or follow and reach out to me through. I encourage you to post questions, share articles and create discussion.

You don’t realize you’re being abused. You tell yourself, “that’s just how he is, he can’t help it,” and everything’s okay again once he tells you he loves you. You make excuses to your friends when they question why you don’t leave him for treating you poorly. “He’ll grow up, I know he truly cares about me deep down.” But the truth is, abuse doesn’t have to be physical to hurt. And there’s never an excuse to put up with it.

The Super Bowl has come and gone. We can all agree Houston did an incredible job! Here’s a look back at everything that went on in the 10-day period.

One in four teens will sustain physical, psychological, or sexual abuse by dating partners, with 10% to 15% becoming victims of severe physical violence. Many victims of dating violence (DV) experience devastating consequences, including acute and chronic mental and physical health problems, suicidality, delinquency, risky sexual behavior, substance abuse, and poor school performance. Moreover, perpetrators of teen DV are at increased risk for continuing intimate partner violence in adulthood, and victims are at risk for future victimization and perpetration.

January was National Human Trafficking Awareness month. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline which received 26,727 calls in 2016, the number of reported cases increased by 37% last year. Like so many other organizations in the nation we joined in the efforts to spread the word about this modern form of slavery which – sad, but true – is the second largest crimina ...