Snyder signs Erin’s Law to fight child sexual abuse
(UPNORTHLIVE ABC29/8 TV NEWS) LANSING – Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed Erin’s Law to strengthen protections against the sexual abuse of children.
The legislation is named in honor of Erin Merryn, a woman from Schaumburg, Ill. who was sexually abused as a child and now campaigns nationally for increased education and protections.
The bills allow schools to implement a program to educate and provide resources for students, staff and parents about the warning signs of sexual abuse as well as available resources and counseling for children affected.