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.
Erin’s Law requires that all public schools implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program which teaches:
Students in grades preK–12th grade, age-appropriate techniques to recognize child sexual abuse & tell a trusted adult
School personnel all about child sexual abuse
Parents & guardians the warning signs of child sexual abuse, plus needed assistance, referral or resource information to support sexually abused children and their families