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BCPO TO HOST ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR EDUCATORS DISCUSSING STRATEGIES TO COMBAT BIAS IN SCHOOLS

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. 

More than 350 school personnel, police officers, and social service professionals from Bergen County will attend this event.  News media are invited to provide coverage of the conference, and should coordinate their attendance with Communications Director Maureen Parenta at 201-226-5509 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Note: segments of the conference will be live-streamed on Instagram Live, Twitter/Periscope, and Facebook Live @BCPONJ.

 

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