AG Healey, Patriots partner against teen dating violence

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft addresses a room full of reporters to make a statement condemning NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's action upholding New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four game "Deflategate" suspension during an NFL football training camp media availability at the team's facility Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

BOSTON (AP) — Attorney General Maura Healey and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation are joining forces in an effort to stem the tide of teen dating violence in Massachusetts high schools.

Healey and Patriots owner Robert Kraft on Tuesday unveiled the “Game Change” program, which seeks to educate high school students, teachers and coaches about domestic violence and sexual assault.

The foundation plans to provide $500,000 to launch the program in about 90 Massachusetts schools, part of an overall $1.5 million commitment to domestic violence organizations around the state.

One goal is to educate student-athletes in high schools about relationship violence, who in turn can act as mentors to younger children.

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