Governor Arnold I. Palacios and Lt. Governor David M. Apatang, along with Northern Marianas Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence Director Maisie B. Tenorio and community partners, designated February 2024 as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.
In the proclamation, Governor Palacios and Lt. Governor Apatang urge the community to actively participate in putting an end to teen dating violence. They emphasized the importance of raising awareness about abuse in teenage relationships and reiterated the crucial message that preventing dating violence, particularly among the youth in our Commonwealth, is a community effort.