The Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) sought to increase cadet safety awareness through the institution of Suicide Prevention, Bystander Intervention, and Hazing/Bullying Prevention programs within the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) and Navy National Defense Cadet Corps (NNDCC) programs.
Starting in the 2014-15 school year, all NJROTC/NNDCC units were directed to establish such a program.
The Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI) was directed, with the approval of and in coordination with host school officials, to implement, support, and operate Suicide Prevention, Bystander Intervention, and Hazing Prevention programs within the NJROTC program. It was further directed that senior cadet leadership be actively involved in leading these programs. The Suicide Prevention, Bystander Intervention, and Hazing Prevention programs are designated Area Manager Inspection (AMI) special interest items.
The Lenape Regional High School District has established a comprehensive "Upstander" program to address Harrassment, Intimidation, and Bullying in all district schools. More information can be found here.
NJROTC Support Programs