Collins works with victim-turned-advocate Erin Merryn to pass “Erin’s Law”

Emphasizes education, teacher training as keys to ending sexual abuse of children SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D-16th) secured passage today of a measure designed to prevent child sexual abuse by educating elementary school students and training school personnel to respond to signs and reports of abuse. She partnered with former sexual […]

Senate passes bill to teach sex abuse prevention in schools

(LEGISLATIVE GAZETTE) ALBANY N.Y. – The Senate has passed legislation to combat the sexual exploitation of children by requiring that schools teach age-appropriate lessons on sex abuse prevention. The bill (S.6182/A.8993) is sponsored by Sen. Jeffrey Klein, D-Morris Park, and Jeffrey Dinowitz, D-Bronx, and is in the Assembly Education Committee. The bill, also known as […]

IDC Announces Senate Passage of Erin Merryn’s Law

From the website of New York State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein: ALBANY, N.Y. – The Independent Democratic Conference was joined today by Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz, (D-Bronx) (left), and nationally recognized anti-abuse advocate and survivor Erin Merryn to hail the passage of  important legislation to stamp out child sexual abuse in New York. The legislation, “Erin […]

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

(THE BRIEFING ROOM – INDIANA STATE DEMOCRATS) INDIANAPOLIS – The governor has signed into law Sen. Rogers’ SEA 267, also  known as “Erin’s Law,” which will use educational resources to help inform students and protect them from sexual abuse. The new law will provide a platform to educate teachers and school personnel about how to […]


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