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DOJ: It Gets Better

DOJ: It Gets Better

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Joining several notable public figures and government agencies, the civil rights division of the Department of Justice released a video to young people assuring them that while times may be difficult in high school and at home, it does get better.

"The Civil Rights Division, and the entire Justice Department, is committed to ending bullying and harassment in schools, and the video highlights the Department's authority to enforce federal laws that protect students from discrimination and harassment at school because of their race, national origin, disability, religion, and sex, including harassment based on nonconformity with gender stereotypes," the department said in a statement accompanying the video. "The video also features Division employees who share their individual stories and personal messages that a better future awaits youth who may be experiencing bullying or harassment."

Earlier this year the civil rights division intervened in a case to defend a student who sued the Mohawk Central School District in upstate New York. The case was settled out of court in March.

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