You may have the perfect relationship. But probably someone you know doesn’t. Check out the real facts of teen dating abuse here. Read More »

Warning Signs

Abuse escalates. Know the signs from early warnings to the lethal threats. It could save a life. Read More »

For Parents

DASH is for Parents: Articles and resources designed to keep you up to date with your teen, to keep you tech savvy, and to help you stay involved. Read More »

For Friends

DASH is for friends! Do you suspect your friend is in an abusive relationship. You CAN help. Read More »

For Guys

DASH is for guys. Be part of the solution. Get the facts and be a great role model for the people in YOUR life. Read More »


Jasmine Marie Levario

March 11, 1991 was the day she made her presence to the world and not knowing that she was being welcomed into a large loving family. Her name was Jasmine Marie Levario weighing 8lbs 2oz, and did I mention beautiful. She was a beautiful young girl and young lady with the greatest personality ever.

She had one other sibling, a brother Mario who she could convince to do anything for her. Growing up through the years everyone called her Jaz, Mimine, Shorty, Mimi, Jamine. There were so many names for her because she was different from the others. Having to have things her way or no way at all, and although it was tough at times, eventually things ended up her way.

Jessica Ann Tush

When Jessica walked into a room everyone took notice. Maybe it was her beauty or the warmth of her personality that attracted so many people. Her family and friends always looked forward to spending time with her, because you knew you were going to have fun. Her presence brightened the lives around her. She was loved more than she could ever possibly imagine.

Even those who only met her once told us that they remembered her because she was genuinely a nice sweet person. She was a mature 19 year old. She had been working a full time job since she was 14 years old and attending school full time as well. At the age of 17, she became the manager of a beauty supply store at our local mall. She also attended a college for Fashion Design and Marketing. She set her goals high to make a name for herself in the Fashion World. She had dreams of going to Paris to study fashion. She was focused on her future, but never lost sight of having fun with her family and friends, Holidays, birthdays and family events were important to Jessica.

Demi Brae Cuccia

Demi was brutally murdered in August 2007 by her ex-boyfriend just one day after celebrating her 16th birthday. Demi was an exceptionally beautiful young lady with a contagious smile, charming personality and a compassionate, spiritual soul. The horrific and unimaginable tragedy that struck our lives and violently ended Demi’s life is today a rapidly growing dangerous epidemic permeating our society. The Demi Brae Cuccia Awareness Organization was founded to honor her memory. Our mission will be to educate our youth, parents, communities and educational system about the dangers of teen dating violence. Demi is loved, missed and adored by so many. Visit www.demibrae.com for more information regarding House Bill 2026 (The Demi Brae Cuccia Bill) and to help support our cause.

Lisa Michelle Tyler

Lisa’s favorite color was pink, her favorite flower, the rose and she loved animals, especially cats. She always placed a star above her ’I’ when signing her name. Her closest friends called her ‘Lisakinze’ a nickname she wore proudly. Lisa, like any other teen, wanted one thing…to be loved. What she didn’t realize is that she was. She was loved by many. She put all her trust and someone else above herself … for this she died. On November 9, 2006, Lisa was violently murdered by her boyfriend. He left her body to lie where she fell for 4-6 hours, making her wish of being an organ donor impossible. This boy who said he would ‘take care of her’ callously shot her in the face; she died ‘almost’ instantly. She was 18 years old.