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The policy must include a statement that dating violence will not be tolerated, reporting procedures, and guidelines to responding to incidents of dating violence and discipline procedures specific to at-school incidents.

Maryland: (2009): Encourages schools to adopt age appropriate dating violence education into the school curricula.

Massachusetts: SB 2583 requires school districts to implement a specific policy to address teen dating violence in public schools.

Nebraska: LB 63, The Lindsay Ann Burke Act (2009): Requires DOE to develop and adopt a TDV policy by certain date to help individual school districts in developing their own policy.

Requires each school district to adopt a policy for educating staff and all students about TDV.

Indiana: SB 316 (2010): “Heather’s Law,” named after a young woman who was physically abused and ultimately murdered by her ex-boyfriend.

The department, in collaboration with organizations that have expertise in dating violence, domestic violence, and sexual abuse, shall identify or develop: (1) model dating violence educational materials; and (2) a model for dating violence response policies.

California, once a leader in dating abuse prevention legislation, is now begin to lag behind.

Arizona: After “Kaity’s Law” was passed in 2009, SB 1308 (2010): Permits a school district to adopt dating abuse policies and to incorporate dating violence education into health curricula for grades 7-12.

Local boards may implement such programs at any time and for any grade level local boards find appropriate, and the state board shall encourage the implementation of such programs.

In addition, the state board shall make information regarding such programs available to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.

Many states have passed legislation to address dating abuse in schools.

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