by Nick Delgado
Guam - The island's three branches of government are renewing their commitment to stand up to bullying. It's an endeavor to keep the island students safe in schools as well as improve their quality of education and life on Guam, according to the Judiciary of Guam. Chief Justice F. Philip Carbullido states that the judiciary is proud to partner with GDOE and other stakeholders to stand up to bullying. He states, "The number of juvenile probation clients is staggering and bullying and related aggression continues to impact the quality of life for our children and families affecting everyone in its path. The Judiciary takes an innovative and proactive approach to help our community partners to address this serious issue which also heavily impacts the courts' ability to effectively administer juvenile justice
given shrinking resources available today."
The Executive, Judicial and Legislative branch will come together this Friday to recognize October 2012 as Guam Bullying Prevention month during a proclamation signing at the Legislature's public hearing room at 10 am. Several other events will be held throughout the month to commemorate the efforts of our island in transforming the social norm of bullying among our youth.