Sens. Rebekah Warren and John Proos announced today they will be introducing legislation in the Michigan Senate to help prevent the sexual abuse of children. The bill would be called “Erin’s Law” and is named after Erin Merryn, a sexual abuse survivor from Illinois, whose advocacy led to the passage of a similar law in her home state. The measure would allow school boards to adopt and implement policies addressing child sexual abuse and would create a new Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children, made up of legislators, state officials and experts. READ MORE HERE
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Erin’s Law was signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn February 14, 2011.
Erin’s law was signed by Governor Jay Nixon of Missouri on July 14,2011.
Erin’s Law was introduced at a press conference in Syracuse, New York at a press conference October 25, 2011.
A total of 8 states are introducing Erin’s Law in 2012. With 2 states already having passed it. Erin’s mission is to see Erin’s law passed in every state and she won’t stop until that mission is accomplished. Erin Merryn has appeared on Oprah talking about Erin’s Law in October 2010. Erin Merryn spoke at the United States Department of Education on Erin’s Law at their national conference August, 2011.
Illinois Erin’s law language: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=2843&GAID=10&DocTypeID=SB&SessionID=76&GA=96
Missouri Erin’s Law http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&
By the time you finish reading this, 15 children will have been abused; In the next five minutes, 30 more; Within the next hour, 360 more; And by tonight, close to 8,000+ children will have suffered from abuse, 5 of which will die. Child abuse has increased 134% since 1980 and is now considered a worldwide epidemic. The high jump in child abuse deaths and the shocking increase in statistics highlights the frightening lack of public knowledge.
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