Dating education legislation violence

A safe and civil school environment is necessary for students to learn and achieve high academic standards.

18A:35-4.23a, 18A:37-33 enacted on May 4, 2011 requires each school district/charter school to approve a policy to prevent, respond, and educate their students, as well as their school community on incidents of dating violence.

This report provides an overview of state laws and reporting requirements for sexual activities involving minors and individual reporting responsibilities.

This material may not reflect the most current state law - users should confirm the information.

Similar legislation was passed in Texas in 2007 and has been very well received.

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The goal of sexual violence prevention is to stop it from happening in the first place. Preventing sexual violence requires addressing factors at all levels of the social ecology—the individual, relational, community, and societal levels.Striving to reach new audiences and transform social norms, we train professionals such as doctors, nurses, judges, and athletic coaches on improving responses to violence and abuse.We also work with advocates, policy makers, and others to build sustainable community leadership and educate people everywhere about the importance of respect and healthy relationships. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in four adolescents reports verbal, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse from a dating partner. To change this statistic, in 2011, it became a NJ state law requirement for all NJ school districts to instate dating violence education in the health curriculum.

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