State law addresses violence prevention
17 V.I.C. _ 782
b)“Bullying prevention” includes but is not limited to instruction in the prevention and strategies for student-centered problem solving all of the following:
- (2)Student victimization;
- (3)Sexual harassment;
- (4)Sexual violence;
- (5)Sexual, discrimination due to sexual orientation; and
(c)“Gang resistance education and training” means instruction in, without limitation, each of the following subject matters when accompanied by a stated objective of reducing gang activity and educating children in grades K through 12 about the consequences of gang involvement:
- (1)Conflict resolution;
- (2)Cultural sensitivity;
- (3)Personal goal setting; and
- (4)Resisting peer pressure.
17 V.I.C. _ 783
a)Each school district shall make suitable provisions for instruction in bullying prevention and gang resistance education and training in all grades and include such instruction in the courses of study regularly taught therein.
(b)The Department of Education shall incorporate the bullying prevention and gang resistance education and training with Conflict Resolution Education set forth in Title 17, Chapter 42.
(c)The Board may collaborate with a community-based agency that provides specialized curricula in bullying prevention geared towards preventing sexual violence.
(d)The Board shall collaborate with law enforcement agencies for the purposes of gang resistance education and training. The Department of Education shall assist in the development of instructional materials and training for all school personnel in relation to bullying prevention and gang resistance education and training.