«Stopp Gewalt» (stop violence)

Representative for «Violence in School Environments»

The task of the Representative for «Violence in School Environments» is to strengthen the prevention of violence and intervention in schools and their environment. Teachers, school authorities and school-related services of all educational levels and types are to be supported in a targeted way in their efforts to prevent violence and in cases of violent incidents. For this purpose, the existing measures are optimised in cooperation with the area of schools and those public offices, institutions and organisations active in the field of youth violence. The mandate of the Representative for «Violence in School Environments» includes the transfer of relevant practical information on the prevention of violence and intervention, increased safety and improved crisis intervention in schools, the promotion of media education as well as the strengthening of the cooperation between schools and parents.

The Representative for «Violence in School Environments» is also in charge of the cantonal coordination group on youth violence. The latter is charged with the coordination of the measures on youth violence taken by the Departments and the drafting of proposals for improvements.

The Representative for «Violence in School Environments» is not responsible for interventions in the school area. This is up to the specialised advisory and special services.