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For Immediate Release:  
For Further Information Contact:
May 13, 2005

Office of The Attorney General
- Peter C. Harvey, Attorney General
Division of Criminal Justice
- Vaughn L. McKoy, Director

 

Rachel Sacharow
609-984-1936

 

Media Advisory

Division of Criminal Justice - Office of Bias Crime to Hold “Cyber-Bullying” Conference
Miss Teen New Jersey to Give First-Hand Account of the Impact of Cyber-Bullying...

WHAT:
The Division of Criminal Justice - Office of Bias Crime and Community Relations will host a first-in-the-state “New Jersey Cares About Cyber-Bullying” conference on Tues., May 17. The conference is part of the “New Jersey Cares About Bullying” campaign which was launched two years ago by the Division of Criminal Justice - Office of Bias Crime to combat bullying in New Jersey’s schools and communities. The “New Jersey Cares About Cyber-Bullying” conference will promote awareness and education about the increase in bullying conducted through the use of e-mails, instant messages and online diaries, known as weblog, or blogs.

Division of Criminal Justice Director Vaughn L. McKoy will be the keynote speaker. In addition, Miss Teen New Jersey Samantha Hahn will give first-hand testimony on the impact of cyber-bullying. More than 200 law enforcement officers and educators will participate in workshops to learn about the following topics regarding cyber-bullying: its impact on the victim; the role of internet providers; and effective prevention and intervention models.

WHO:
Vaughn L. McKoy, Director, Division of Criminal Justice
Samantha Hahn, Miss Teen New Jersey
Hester Agudosi, Chief, Office of Bias Crime & Community Relations
Aurora Fagan, Chief, Computer Analysis and Technology Unit
Dr. Stuart Green, Director of Training in Behavioral Sciences, Overlook Hospital, Summit, Union County
Representatives from the Division of Criminal Justice
200+ "New Jersey Cares About Cyber-Bullying" conference attendees

WHEN/WHERE:
Tues., May 17 at 8:00A.M. - 3:30P.M.
Director McKoy to speak at 8:30A.M.
New Jersey State Police Technology Complex
Hamilton Township, Mercer County


“New Jersey Cares About Cyber-Bullying” Conference

New Jersey State Police Technology
1200 Negron Drive
Hamilton Township, Mercer County
609-584-5000
Tues., May 17, 2005 at 8:00A.M.

Directions

FROM THE NORTH / SOUTH:
Take the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 7A. Follow signs to I-195 East. Take I-195 East to
Exit 5 for US 130 South (Bordentown). At the first traffic light, turn right. There is a sign for
the Horizon Business Park. At the first stop sign make a left, then a right onto Negron Drive.
The complex is on your right.


FROM PENNSYLVANIA:
Take I-95 North which becomes I-295 South after entering New Jersey. Continue South to I-195
East. Follow directions above.

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