Lindsay Ann Burke Act
The Nebraska Legislature passed the Lindsay Ann Burke Act in 2009. The law is named after a 23-year-old woman from Rhode Island who was murdered by her boyfriend. To learn more about Lindsay Ann Burke, visit the Lindsay Ann Burke Memorial Fund.
The Lindsay Ann Burke Act requires each public school district to create policies and procedures to address teen dating violence in schools. Schools must publish these policies in their school handbooks and share the information with parents. Under this law, all school staff who has contact with students will receive training on teen dating violence. Students will receive age-appropriate information on dating violence and healthy relationships in the classroom.
To learn more about the Lindsay Ann Burke Act and how it is implemented in Nebraska, read Resources and Information to Assist with the Prevention of Dating Violence in Nebraska School Districts.