Texas Schools, Dating Violence and the Law

Video Length | 08:20

Video Description

In response to increased awareness that dating violence is prevalent among youth, Texas has enacted legislation to assist schools in addressing this issue. In 2007, Texas HB 121 was passed mandating schools to adopt and implement a dating violence policy. This mandate now sits under Chapter 37 of the Texas Education Code, 37.0831. The bill was amended to include Texas middle schools as well in the 83rd legislative session in 2013. The Texas School Safety Center has created this short video to address the components that are to be included in the district’s dating violence policies.

Intended Audience

  • School Administrators
  • School Based Law Enforcement
  • Teachers