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Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Proposed New Jersey legislation would require school districts to provide middle and high school students with dating violence education

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the New Jersey Assembly’s Education Committee has sent a bill to the full legislature that would require that faculty and certain staff members be trained to recognize and handle dating violence among students.  The bill also requires the state Department of Education (NJDE) to establish a task force to develop a policy to prevent and address dating violence at schools. NJDE’s  policy would state that dating violence will not be tolerated. It also would include details on reporting procedures, guidelines for responding to at-school incidents, and specific discipline procedures. An identical measure has been introduced in the state Senate.

Source: Philadephia Inquirer, 9/27/10, By Bruce Shipkowski

New Jersey Assembly bill A2920

New Jersey Senate bill S2114


Mitchell H. Rubinstein

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Good thinking! high school students should be ensured of a good education and future, not to be involved in dating violence. I think they should also regulate dating at these ages of puberty- not that I'm totally against it, but these children should enjoy the time studying and making friends, not dating. Lawyer

Posted by: paul | Feb 25, 2011 5:21:55 PM

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