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Do Zero-Tolerance Policies Work For Schools Challenged By Bullying?

  • January 4, 2014
Bullying is the repeated actions or threats of action directed toward a person by one or more people who have or are perceived to have more power or status than their target in order to cause fear, distress or harm.   In responding to incidents in schools, there is no magic bullet.  The Vera Institute for Justice has recently briefed the particular issue of zero tolerance policies.  Do they really work?  As a leading provider of anti-bias education, the ADL’s A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute provides customizable, interactive training programs that incorporate the latest research from the education field and are used by schools,universitiescorporationslaw enforcement agencies, and community organizations throughout the United States and abroad.  We know that each training opportunity requires unique assessment and thoughtful consideration of the conflicts raised, the environment presented, the school leadership and the goals sought.  To read the Vera Institute brief, follow the link below:

http://www.vera.org/sites/default/files/resources/downloads/zero-tolerance-in-schools-policy-brief.pdf