Prevent School Violence Act (PA 96-0952) & the Prevent School Violence Illinois Coalition
Alliance youth, staff and volunteers, in partnership with the Prevent School Violence Illinois coalition (PSVI), worked to pass the Prevent School Violence Act (PSVA) that was signed into law on June 27th, 2010 by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. This law defines bullying for the first time in Illinois law, includes enumerated categories of students particularly vulnerable to bullying in schools (including sexual orientation and gender identity/expression), and created the Illinois School Bullying Prevention Task Force. The Alliance is now focused on full implementation of the law throughout the state of Illinois through targeted advocacy with individual schools and school districts. If your school is not addressing bullying in a way that feels affirming for you and you want support, please contact Rodrigo
For more information on PSVI or the Illinois School Bullying Prevention Task Force recommendations, please click the Prevent School Violence Illinois link below.