Cuyahoga County

Student leaders draw a bead on violence, sexual abuse and cyber crime


One young woman's tragic story could be called the unifying theme of a seminar Saturday for student leaders from throughout the region.

She was Jessica Logan, 18, of Cincinnati. Her birthday would have been Saturday. But the last one she celebrated was in 2008, the year she committed suicide because of relentless cyberbullying.

The program, organized by the Juvenile Court, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office and the Whoaman movement, a violence-prevention organization, ran from early morning to mid-afternoon at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center. The idea was to equip the leaders, more than 100 in number, to go back to their schools and share the seminar's insights. Topics included abusive relationships, responsible use of social media, sexual predators and assaults.

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