We’ve integrated bullying prevention and restorative actions into our work with youth across a variety of programs for many years. While those efforts continue, we’re also proud to be a partner in The BRACE (Bullying Remediation and Court Education) Project.
The Project brings together the Worcester County Juvenile Court, the Worcester Juvenile Court Probation Department, the Worcester Police Department, Worcester Public Schools, the Worcester District Attorney’s Office, and Y.O.U., Inc. to provide a cost-effective, “second tier” action plan for not only the repeat bullying student, but also his or her family. The program runs for one school day, and offers education and training around the destructive effects of bullying, and the serious legal and financial consequences of bullying.
Students from any Worcester public school can be referred to the B.R.A.C.E. program by a teacher or guidance counselor, and will be scheduled for the next available B.R.A.C.E. session.