WHAT IS ERIN’S LAW?
Erin’s Law is named after childhood sexual assault survivor, author, speaker and activist Erin Merryn, who is the founder and President of Erin’s Law, which is registered with the State of Illinois and the IRS as a 501 (c)(4) non-profit social welfare organization.
After Erin introduced the legislation in her home state of Illinois, the bill was named “Erin’s Law” after her by legislators and it has caught on nationwide. Illinois is the first state by law to mandate child sexual abuse prevention. Vermont State Board of Education required this in schools since 2009. As of July 2019, Erin’s Law has been passed in 37 states. Check out Erin’s recent interview on CNN. View interview >
“Erin’s Law” requires that all public schools in each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program which teaches:
Erin’s law has been passed in 37 states. Contact your legislators to show your support in your state.
Introduced or being
introduced in 2019/2020