TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: OCTOBER 18, 2017
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announces that a conference entitled “Educators Update: Combatting Bias & HIB Incidents in Schools” will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Venetian, 546 River Drive, Garfield, N.J. from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This program is presented to educators, law enforcement officers, and social service professionals who interact with Bergen County youth. It is sponsored by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office (“BCPO”) and is funded solely through funds forfeited from criminal offenders.
The topics to be addressed this year include:
Bias Crimes vs. Bias Incidents
Social Media Awareness, Cyber Bullying & the Internet
Juveniles & Bias: Resources & Consequences
Recognition of Innovative School Programs
This annual SNAP conference was first held in 1991 as part of a Statewide Narcotics Action Plan from which the conference derives its title. Since then, it has continued each year in Bergen County as an opportunity for law enforcement to brief educators about issues facing local youth.
Note: segments of the conference will be live-streamed on Instagram Live, Twitter/Periscope, and Facebook Live @BCPONJ.