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Hopeline grant to help end domestic abuse in Wisconsin

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Teen dating violence is the focus of a new effort in the Madison area.

On Tuesday, a $30,000 grant from "Hopeline" was presented to the group 'End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin'.

Officials say 1.5 million high school age teens experience some form of physical violence from a dating partner each year.

The grant is meant to help the organization develop programs to serve teens in need.

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says, "This is a typical example when we have a known problem that is adversely effecting our youth and is not very well known in the community, and bring it to light in the community and to educate children and parents about the problem to hopefully prevent it for occurring in the future."

Since 2001, Verizon Wireless' "Hopeline" has donated more than $21 million to domestic violence groups across the country.

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