What is the purpose of Erin’s Law? Erin’s Law is intended to help children, teachers, and parents in New York State schools identify sexual abuse, and to provide awareness, assistance, referral, or resource information for children and families who are victims of child sexual abuse.
How many states have 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. Erin’s law has been passed in 37 states.
What is Erin’s Law in New York? New York State’s law, (Chapter 187 of the Laws of 2019 ) – known as Erin’s Law – requires public schools to teach child sexual abuse and exploitation prevention classes to students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
Who abused Erin? Her older cousin sexually abused her from 11-13 years old. He threatened her to stay silent so she kept her secrets locked away in her childhood diary.