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    New Jersey Senate approves bill for dating violence education in schools

    The New Jersey Senate has granted final approval of a bill that would require middle and high schools to educate students about dating violence. Bill A-2920 requires the state Department of Education to create a task force or prevent and address dating violence.

     

    The Gloucester County Times cites data from the National Teen Dating Violence Prevention Project that show nearly 1.5 million high schoolers in the nation experience dating violence in the form of physical abuse in a given year.

    If created, the task force would contain at least five components outlined by the bill, and schools would be allowed to create their own dating violence policies.

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