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Executive Director Presents to State Legislature Committees About Bullying Prevention in Schools

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Executive Director Presents to State Legislature Committees About Bullying Prevention in Schools

Executive Director Presents to State Legislature Committees About Bullying Prevention in Schools

SALEM, Ore. – On Thursday, Dec. 13, Ophelia’s Place Executive Director Verna Wise Matthews presented to an Oregon State Senate sub-committee and to an Oregon House of Representatives sub-committee about how Ophelia’s Place’s programs help schools make strides against bullying in Lane and Linn Counties.

The information is expected to help lawmakers consider a proposed bill during the next legislative session that will call for the establishment of a $6-million fund to help more teens learn how to be safe from bullying in school and in their communities.

“It’s important to Ophelia’s Place – and frankly anyone who cares about youth – that our communities find ways to decrease teen bullying,” Wise Matthews said. “If we can provide our data, ideas, and our proven experience to lawmakers while they do their part to support youth, we’re in.”

Read the entire news release.

And watch the the Senate and House hearing videos.

See related coverage by KLCC and KEZI.