BSO’s Community Justice Program Joins Forces with the Broward County School Board to address schools’ new Anti-Bullying Policy.

December 8, 2008

BSO’s Community Justice Program Joins Forces with the Broward County School Board to address schools’ new Anti-Bullying Policy.

BSO’s Community Justice Program Joins Forces with the Broward County School Board to address schools’ new Anti-Bullying Policy.

Pictured from left to right are: Michael Emanuel Rajner, Broward County School Board Diversity Committee member; Community Justice Youth Counselor Elizabeth Mayo; Velma Xavier, Community Justice program volunteer; Community Justice Youth Counselor Anse Daniel; Kerline Gelin, Community Justice program volunteer; Prevention Specialist Aimee Wood, Broward County School Board; and Program Services Specialist Catherine Beaz, Children’s Services Council.

On November 12, BSO’s Central Broward district along with our Community Justice Program hosted a presentation for community youth and their parents about the Broward County School Board’s new anti-bullying policy.
The program took place at BSO’s Public Safety Building and began with a presentation by BSO’s Equal Employment Opportunity Manager, Wiley Huff, who spoke about the four components of bullying.  Amy Wood, a prevention specialist from the Broward School Board, followed with information on the legislation surrounding the anti-bullying policy. Once the presentation concluded, speakers invited the audience to join them in a moment of silence in remembrance of the Dillard school shooting that happened that day.
The Broward County anti-bullying policy is the first of its kind in Florida, initiated for the 2008-2009 school year. It specifically prohibits bullying of or by any district student or employee, and defines consequences for such actions. For more information about the policy please contact the Broward County School Board.

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