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New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR): FAQs & Resources



The Jersey City Public Schools prohibits acts of harassment, intimidation, or bullying (HIB) of students and staff. All members of the district school community have a right to live and work in a safe environment. For that reason, every school in the district has a School Safety Team headed by the Principal and the Anti-Bullying Specialist (ABS), which provides support and works to reduce the number of bullying incidents by addressing bullying behavior through culture and climate.

All student HIB incidents should be reported to the school administrator where the incident occurred. The Principal and the school ABS investigates and reports the outcome to the district Coordinator. 


New Jersey has been a leader in the establishment of a strong statutory, and regulatory policy and program framework to support the prevention, remediation, and reporting of HIB in schools.  Provided on this webpage are the required harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB) incident reporting forms, the updated Model Policy for Preventing HIB, and a list of frequently asked questions concerning the 2022 amendments to New Jersey’s Anti Bullying Bill of Rights Act and N.J.A.C. 6A:16-7.7 and 7.8.



School Self-Assessment for Determining Grades  under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act


Guidance for Parents on the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act



HIB Support and Guidance for families and caregivers


 HIB 338 Form Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying (HIB) Mandatory Reporting Form 

To Be Completed by Designated Local Educational Agency (LEA) Personnel 


 HIB 338 Form Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying (HIB) Reporting Form 2022-23 School Year 

To Be Completed by Families / Caregivers 

parental guidance


 Guidance for Parents on the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (P.L.2010, c.122) 

The New Jersey Department of Education recently amended the New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act.
The amended ABR established a School Climate State Coordinator. This individual will serve as a resource
to parents, students and educators at the NJDOE. LEAs are required to add the contact information for the School
Climate State Coordinator onto the LEA websites.
The School Climate State Coordinator can be reached via email at [email protected].