Youth Bullying Prevention in the District of Columbia School Year 2015-2016 Report

The District of Columbia Office of Human Rights (OHR), in partnership with Child Trends, issued the Citywide Youth Bullying Prevention Program’s second report on the state of bullying in District public and public charter schools during the 2015-2016 school year. Since 2013, the OHR program has worked with over 60 local education agencies (LEA) to develop policies, resources, and training mechanisms that encourage and equip schools in preventing and effectively addressing incidents of bullying. In school year 2015-16, comprehensive data was collected across the District public and public charter schools systems for the first time, with an overall reported 499 incidents of bullying, a rate of less than 1 percent.