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Representation in Bullying and Harassment Cases

Kids’ bullying can ruin childhoods. Their victims suffer increased anxiety, depression, and decreased achievement in school. In extreme cases, victims of bullying have been known to take their own lives or lash out in violence against their tormentors.

If your child is a victim of bullying, they need help. When the help they receive from you and their school’s administrators does not solve the problem, the attorneys of Jacobson & John LLP, known as The Education Lawyers can make the difference.

After generations of dismissing bullying as a “normal” part of growing up, educators and child development experts today are unified in their acknowledgement of bullying’s destructive effects. In some school districts, however, it can be difficult to enlist the administration’s help in protecting one’s children from bullies, or even to secure their acknowledgement that a bullying situation exists. Our education attorneys can ensure that your and your child’s stories are being heard and acted upon.

Bullying Often Ignored, Underreported

Under Pennsylvania law, all public school districts have been required since 2009 to create and implement anti-bullying policies, but statistics suggest that many of the 501 school districts in the state have done so in name only. In 2013, for example, 195 of the state school districts, representing 28 percent of the state’s student population, unrealistically reported zero incidents of bullying. Only 20 school districts in the state reported bullying incidents that impacted more than one percent of their students, a figure that flies in the face of most other data on the prevalence of kids bullying.

If your school district has been reluctant to provide your child with the support and protection he or she needs, we can help you assess your options. We assist students and their families with:

  • Advocacy and representation in kid bullying-related communications with school district personnel
  • Assessing school district liability in the event of bullying-related injuries to children
  • Criminal and/or civil complaints against bullies and their parents

Our Special Education Lawyers in Pennsylvania

Jacobson & John attorneys are available to meet with you in Doylestown, Scranton, Reading, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, PA.

The firm’s special education lawyers represent families in school districts throughout eastern Pennsylvania. The following counties represent most of our cases in the eastern part of the state, however, we can and do go beyond these counties on a case by case basis: Adams County, Berks County, Bradford County, Bucks County, Carbon County, Chester County, Clinton County, Columbia County, Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Delaware County, Franklin County, Juniata County, Mifflin County, Perry County, Philadelphia County, Wayne County, Wyoming County, York County.

Examples of our client’s school districts include: Abington Heights School District, Abington School District, Agora Cyber Charter School, Avon Grove School District, Bensalem Township School District, Berks County Intermediate Unit, Boyertown School District, Bristol Borough School District, Bristol Township School District, Bucks County Intermediate Unit, Centennial School District, Central Bucks School District, Central Dauphin School District, Central York School District, Chester County Intermediate Unit, Coatesville Area School District, Collegium Charter School, Commonwealth Connections Academy, Council Rock School District, Crestwood School District, Cumberland Valley School District, Daniel Boone Area School District, Delaware County Intermediate Unit, Derry Township School District, Downingtown Area School District, Dunmore School District, East Penn School District, Eastern Lancaster County School District, Eastern Lebanon County School District, Exeter Township School District, Fleetwood School District, Great Valley School District, Hamburg Area School District, Hatboro, Horsham School District, Haverford Township School District, Jersey Shore School District, Jim Thorpe School District, Kennett Square Consolidated School District, Keystone Central School District, Kutztown Area School District, Lakeland School District, Lebanon School District, Lower Merion School District, Lower Moreland School District, Methacton School District, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, Muhlenberg School District, Nazareth Area School District, Neshaminy School District, New Hope Solebury School District, Norristown Area School District, North Penn School District, Northeastern Intermediate Unit, Northern Lehigh School District, Old Forge School District, Oley Valley School District, Olney Charter School, Owen J. Roberts School District, Oxford Area School District, PA Cyber Charter School, Palisades School District, Panther Valley School District, Parkland School District, Penn Delco School District, Pennridge School District, Pennsbury School District, People for People Charter School, Perkiomen Valley School District, Philadelphia School District (aka: School District of Philadelphia), Phoenixville Area School District, Pottstown School District, Quakertown Community School District, Radnor Township School District, Reading School District, Richland School District, Ridley School District, Saucon Valley School District, Schuylkill Valley School District, Scranton City School District, Scranton School District, Souderton Area School District, Spring-Ford Area School District, Springfield Township School District, Susquehanna Township School District, Tamaqua Area School District, Tredyffrin Easttown School District, Tulpehocken Area School District, Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, Upper Darby School District, Upper Dublin School District, Upper Merion Area School District, Upper Perkiomen School District, Wallingford – Swarthmore School District, West Branch School District, West Chester Area School District, West Perry School District, West Shore School District, Wilkes-Barre School District, Wilson School District, Wissahickon School District, Wyoming Valley West School District, Wyomissing Area School District, Young Scholars Charter School.

 




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