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Citywide Youth Bullying Prevention Program

The Citywide Youth Bullying Prevention Program – created in June 2013 – aims to reduce incidents of bullying across the District by emphasizing prevention and proper procedures for responding when incidents occur. The program works with youth-serving government agencies, District schools and youth-serving government grantees to ensure bullying prevention policies are adopted and implemented in ways consistent with the best practices adopted by the Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force. The best practices are demonstrated in the Task Force’s District-wide Model Bullying Prevention Policy, released in January of 2013.

The philosophy of the model policy and program discourages an overreliance on discipline and instead adopts a public health approach focused on prevention, supporting at-risk youth and addressing incidents to change behavior. Program staff coordinates high-level trainings, advises stakeholders as they develop curriculum, and evaluates existing initiatives aimed at bullying prevention. The groundbreaking District-wide approach – moving beyond just in-school prevention – makes it one of the most unique and far-reaching government bullying prevention programs in the nation. 

Biennial Compliance Reports

Monthly Editorials

Youth Bullying Prevention Program: It Takes A District

The Youth Bullying Prevention Programs issues quarterly highlights to designated points of contact within schools and Bullying Prevention Taskforce members. The editorials provide the latest tips, tools and resources to aide in creating a productive and safe school environment.

2022 & 2023 Editions 2021 Editions

Contact Information

If you'd like to request a training or presentation, if you're a parent that needs support, or you have any questions about the Citywide Youth Bullying Prevention Program program, contact us at [email protected]

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